Elephant Point

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Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Elephant Point (on the left) from near Hannah Point.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.
Elephant seal on Antarctic hair-grass at Elephant Point.

Elephant Point is a small predominantly ice-free promontory projecting 2 km into Bransfield Strait at the south extremity of the west half of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The point forms the southwest side of the entrance to Kavarna Cove, and is surmounted by Rotch Dome on the north. Ice-free surface area 109 hectares (270 acres).[1] The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The point is named after the Elephant seal species.


The southernmost point of the feature is located at 62°41′35″S 60°51′28″W / 62.69306°S 60.85778°W / -62.69306; -60.85778 which is 12.1 km east-southeast of Nikopol Point, 3.95 km southeast of Clark Nunatak, 3.08 km southwest of Bond Point and 13.2 km west-southwest of Hannah Point. British mapping in 1821 and 1968, Spanish in 1991, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009.



  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4