South Georgia Island | South Atlantic Ocean

Isolated in the South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia Island seems a fairly unforgiving place. The lonely island, located 1,300 miles east of Tierra del Fuego,was formed about 50 million years ago when a chunk of the Andes wandered off into the Atlantic.

Underwater topography and converging currents around the South Georgia Island produce nutrient rich seas that support some of the most populous seal, penguin, and seabird colonies on the planet.

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