Hannah Point
 

 
 

 
 

Hannah Point (62 39' South, 60 37' West) is located on the eastern side of the entrance to Walker Bay on the south coast of Livingston Island.

The point is named after a sealing vessel, the Hannah of Liverpool, which was wrecked here in 1870.

The area has over 1500 Chinstrap penguins, a thousand pairs of Gentoos and some Macaroni penguins.

There are also petrels, shags, fur and elephant seals.

Warning, this page has LOTS of photographs of penguins!

 


The sun comes out for us at Hannah Point


The water fills with icebergs as we approach


Just like these


Or this huge iceberg


Once we land we come across nesting Gentoo penguins


These gentoos have lots of hungry chicks


Don't worry, penguins don't eat their young.  The adult regurgitates food so the chicks can feed.


Here's a chinstrap penguin (with distinctive marking) looking after its chicks


Plenty more chinstraps at Hannah Point!


Here's a nice shot of a chinstrap on the move


We even found a macaroni penguin, quite at home amongst the chinstraps


A kelp gull surveys events from a rocky lookout point


Seals frolic in the sea


The gentoos go for a paddle


Hearing that tourists are around, these gentoos rush up to say hello


These adelies love the ice