Our popular expedition staff members, Woody and Annie will escort this voyage on the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, and as always will be sharing their invaluable knowledge of the polar region.
In addition to being our flagship icebreaker’s last voyage to the eastern coast of the Weddell Sea, opportunities to encounter wildlife in its natural habitat abound. The voyage aims to visit three remote emperor penguin rookeries in the Weddell Sea – the last chance to see them this season. The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. They are perhaps best known for the sequence of journeys adults make each year in order to mate and to feed their offspring.
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Emperor penguins spend the long winter on the open ice and even breed during this harsh season. The female lays a single egg, which is incubated by the male while the female returns to the sea to feed; parents subsequently take turns foraging at sea and caring for their chick in the colony. There is no doubt that the emperor penguin is one of the most difficult birds on the planet to reach. It is also one of the most spectacular and surely will be one of the most memorable wildlife experiences you will ever encounter! Combine this with South Georgia and you have a truly remarkable voyage.