Ushuaia, Argentina, January 2011
Tony riding a horse (part 1). Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Argentina. 27th January 2011.
Tony riding a horse (part 2).
Tony riding a horse (part 3).
Tony on wooden bridge over a glacial stream on his solo hike up part of the Martial Mountain Range (The end of the Andes Mountains) to Martial Glacier, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. 26th January 2011.
Antarctica, January-February 2011
Half Moon Island, South Shetlands, Antarctica. Tony with Argentine guide/friend Leandro. First landing of the trip. 30th January 2011.
Petermann Island is a small island just off the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (coordinates, 65°10’S 64°10’W). A short distance south of Booth Island and the Lemaire Channel. Length, 2 km (1.2 miles). The island was discovered by a German expedition of 1873-74, who named it after geographer August Petermann. It’s home to the world’s southernmost colony of Gentoo Penguins. Adelie Penguin rookery on Petermann Island; their droppings make the gray rock pinkish.
Gentoo penguin feeding chick. Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula. 1st February.
Skua attacking a Gentoo penguin nest. Petermann Island. 1st February.
Sounds of Adélie penguins clicks and Gentoo penguins. Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula. 1st February.
Adélie and Gentoo penguins (1). Petermann Island, 1st February.
Adélie and Gentoo penguins (2). Petermann Island, 1st February.
Two Adélie penguins. Petermann Island, 1st February.
Ice from an inflatable Zodiac boat. 1st February.
Humpback whale coming up for air very close to cruise ship MV Ushuaia in Antarctica ice flows, Antarctic Peninsula on afternoon of 2nd February.
Livingstone Island (coordinates, 62°36’S 60°30’W) is one of the South Shetland Islands. Hannah Point where these videos were taken is on the south coast of Livingstone island. To the north is Ustra Peak with Liverpool Beach extending between the peak and the tip of Hannah Point.
Macaroni Penguins plus Kelp Gulls and Southern Giant Petrels also nest here as do Blue-Eyed Shags, Skuas, and Snowy Sheathbills. I heard Southern elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals, which are among the larger life forms observed at Hannah Point.
Cliff-top view, Hannah Point, Livingstone Island. 3rd February 2011.
Chinstrap penguins. Hannah Point on the south coast of Livingstone Island. Taken further up Liverpool Beach heading towards Ustra Peak 3rd February 2011.
Chinstrap penguins and seals. Hannah Point, Livingstone Island. 3rd February 2011.
Falkland Islands, February 2011
Three videos of Tony with King penguins. Volunteer Point, East Island, Falkland Islands. 18th February.
Gentoo Penguins. Volunteer Point, East Island, Falkland Islands. 18th February. The colony of Gentoo penguins seemed very quiet compared to the King penguins and the ones in Antarctica.
Tony on the beach, Volunteer Point.
ITV – The West Country Tonight
11th January 2011
An interview with Tony for ITV’s early evening news programme for the South West.
76-Second Travel Show: “Sound Challenge”
3rd January 2011
Robert Reid of Lonely Planet asks you to begin 2011 right, with a promise: to close your eyes — and listen, just for 30 or 60 seconds, on your next trip. As part of ‘sound travel,’ or ‘enhanced sensory travel’ (EST), he spoke with blind traveler/author Tony Giles and acoustic engineer Trevor Cox of SonicWonders.org about the notion of listening more.