On the way to Gold Harbor, the ship came across three Humpback Whales.
This Humpback was missing a part of one of it flukes. It could have been the result of a Killer Whale attack.
One of the things that makes Gold Harbor very picturesque is the hanging glacier behind it.
There were still many Elephant Seals on the beach.
Many of the Elephant seals that were still there are called "weaners". The weaners are Elephant Seal pups that had grown big enough after a month of nursing to be left on their own. The weaners spend about another month at the rookery, learning to swim and hunt.
During our visit, the weaners seemed to be attracted to anyone willing to be their "Mom", including humans! These 300 pound youngsters would often approach people, probably looking for Elephant Seal milk.
Here's Barbara being "adopted" by one of the weaners.
These King Penguins look like they will be happy once they have completed molting.
"Oakum Boy" juvenile King Penguins just hanging out
Or bugging a parent to feed them
Another King Penguin pair
A Gentoo Penguin
We often saw "porpoising" penguins. This motion allows them to inhale quickly while swimming rapidly.