In the remote southern latitudes of our planet, marine life requires resilience to survive and thrive. Wildlife dramas play out in snow-capped fiords where saltwater mixes with fresh, under grey skies where warm currents meet cold Antarctic waters, and on freezing beaches.
The world’s most southerly bottlenose dolphins, sub-Antarctic sea lions and rare Fiordland crested penguins have made these challenging habitats their own. They’re joined by migrating spider crabs, hagfish, seahorses and endemic fish sea creatures usually found in much deeper water. Each has their own way to endure the extremes of the Shadowlands.