Brown Bluff
 

 
 

 
 

Brown Bluff, situated on the eastern side of Tabarin Peninsula, 63 32' South, 56 55' West, towers over some 20,000 nesting pairs of Adelie penguins and hundreds of Gentoos.

The rocks in the cliff face started as a sub-glacial volcano about a million years ago.

Gradually the ice melted and created the area we see today.

Brown Bluff's volcanic origins have created some fantastically shaped boulders that lie scattered across the ash beach and make colourful nesting sites for some of the penguins.

 

 

 


Brown Bluff seen from the ship as we approach


Mary, a fellow passenger, gets to grips with the Antarctic wildlife


Patrick comes close to cracking a smile at Brown Bluff
(he's really quite cheerful)


One of our all-weather zodiac drivers


The penguins wonder who's coming to dinner


Look at me, I'm an Adelie supermodel!  I'm SO BEAUTIFUL!


Two less self obsessed Adelies


These rocks are killing my feet


An Adelie posing in the snow


Another Adelie posing on a rock


This Adelie looks like he's been naughty


Finally, this Adelie tour guide kindly points the way for tourists