And...I'm back! After a month-long hiatus, it's good to be back posting photos again! I spent nearly the entire month of January traversing Argentina and Antarctica, with a few other spots thrown in for good measure. I'll write more in the coming weeks ahead, but I'm still trying to catch up and go through everything I captured. Suffice it to say, the trip was nothing short of extraordinary.
With a glimmer in the eye, I caught this Southern Elephant Seal looking at me on the last excursion of my trip to Antarctica. Unlike the Frankie Valli song though, I don't think it would be so heavenly to touch this seal.
A bit of trivia for you on this particular type of seal - the males are typically five to six times heavier than the females. Make no mistake, these guys can get pretty big, even dwarfing polar and kodiak bears in weight.
Southern Elephant Seal taking a break on shore to give the cameras something to shoot at.