Email I got last night after data recovery on a toshiba laptop drive, its good to share these stories..
Here are just a few of the more eye catching photos (at least in my eyes) I took from my trip to Kerguelen in sub-Antarctica last year. The penguins are king penguins. The dirty seal lying in the muddy sand is a sub-adult male elephant seal. He is moulting and losing a lot of skin. The other animal is an adult male Antarctic fur seal. I am a PhD student at the University of St. Andrews studying the physiology of seals. The main reason I wanted the data retrieved was to get the photos of a trip to Kerguelen in sub-Antarctica. It is likely that I will never go back to Kerguelen again given the expense and logistics of getting there. The photos you retrieved were therefore very precious to me.
I appreciate all your reassurance and help Andy.
Review from this one here