a last view of the island
Elephant Island
Elephant Island is one of the South Shetland Islands and administratively belongs to the British Antarctic Territory, land claimed by the UK.
This british claim is however disputed by Argentina and Chile.

Elephant island is made of bare rock, covered with ice and snow. It has no permanent human settlement, but Brasil has a couple of refuges here.
 
In 1916 it was a harsh and unforgiving temporarily home to the survivors of the Endurance expedition.
It took Ernest Shackleton over four month to get help and finally save his crew.
On February 24th 2008 we cruised with the Star Princess past the island. The weather was mostly cloudy and foggy, but from time to time the skies cleared just enough to give us a nice view.
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this is albatross country
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Cape Petrols keep us company
first sight of Elephant Island
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we see the first chunks of sea ice drifting by
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one of the few relatively clear moments yields a nice view of the island
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barren rock and snow and ice are the core elements of Elephant island
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later we encounter real icebergs
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