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Why fall is the perfect time for an adventure cruise in South Georgia

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to partake in an expedition cruise to South Georgia, a remote island in the South Atlantic. It was a trip of a lifetime and as it was fall here, it was spring in the southern hemisphere, the perfect time to go.

Late October and November are mating season in South Georgia. Elephant seal bulls fight over their harems and are fiercely protective of their domain. It is very common to see two of these enormous lumbering beasts to go at it in a tremendous fight. And while most of these fights end up with the looser skulking away, sometimes blood does flow and the weaker male gets killed. It is nature as you rarely see even in documentaries.