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Chinstrap penguin feeding her chick. The photo was taken around midnight and even though Antarctica has 24-hour daylight in their summers, when the sun goes down briefly and it feels like dusk. This is why this photo is not 100% clear as flashes are not allowed so as not to scare the penguins.

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stesteIt seems...

steste

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...the place's plenty of stones !!

Nice pic, Icypeak ;-)
Steste
Posted Oct 28, 2007 4:10 pm

StarManGreat picture!

StarMan

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Posted Nov 2, 2007 7:48 pm

icypeakRe: Great picture!

icypeak

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Thanks a lot! It was a great trip, visited lots of penguin colonies (the little ones are very friendly and follow you around and want to snuggle up to you!)..of course, you have to get past the Drake Passage to get there where we experienced 21 foot waves (it's ok, we were heavily medicated:-)
Cheers
Posted Nov 3, 2007 7:12 am

mrchad9Super moment!

mrchad9

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I'm glad I bumped into this. I love penquins and hope one day I'm able to go visit them. How far away from them were you here?
Posted May 26, 2010 7:40 pm

icypeakRe: Super moment!

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Hi Chad
We got very close to them. They are really curious and some come right up to you...like snuggle against your leg if you stand still. Yes, I think I know you love penguins..your profile image is just super! But, you should know...and I hate to tell you this about your love...they really really smell awful! It took me a long time to get the smell out of my clothes just from being around them. Well, think it's better to admire some things from a distance :-)
Posted May 27, 2010 6:48 pm

mrchad9Re: Super moment!

mrchad9

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Ohhhh yessss! I can imagine the smell. The zoo in Edinburgh has an outstanding exhibit, with King, Macaroni, Gentoo, and Rockhoppers, all out in the open. I got a little of the olfactory experience there.

A few years ago I volunteered weekly at an elephant seal rehab center. One hurled while I was tube feeding it and I had to run off to keep from doing so myself! But that the smell soaked into your clothes... we'll that's up there!
Posted May 27, 2010 7:21 pm

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icypeakSubmitted by icypeak
on Oct 28, 2007 4:03 pm

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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Antarctica