We went ashore on Deception Island at a place called Telefon Bay. Our hike took us along a black sand beach and up a large ash hill to some cliffs overlooking a volcanic crater.
There did not seem to be any living things in this harsh environment, with the exception of a lone Weddell seal that had hauled out on the beach to take a nap. These seals have very sensitive whiskers that help them during the Antarctic winter when there is no light under the ice where they hunt. They can actually detect the wake of swimming fish with their whiskers.