Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula

An Adeli penguin family enjoying a quiet moment in their nest..
on Nov 4, 2007 5:48 pm
Image ID: 353297


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lcarreau - Nov 10, 2007 5:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Is that blood on the

ground, where they were eating shellfish?

21 foot waves? - must have really ROCKED the boat. I still remember my trip to Alaska; no penguins, but lots of Caribou & salmon. Brings to my mind the movie, "March of the Penguins." Take care & Bonjour.


icypeak - Nov 11, 2007 8:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Is that blood on the

No, it's not blood, it's a type of lichen that grows there. Yeah, the 21 foot waves were thrashing everybody around so we all looked like we just finished a bottle of Jack Daniels!


lcarreau - Nov 11, 2007 10:18 am - Voted 10/10

Yes ... right on.

I remember that type of lichen, the one that makes the snow turn red. When you dream about cold! I went up to western Alaska in March, to watch the Iditirod races. The Bering Sea was completely frozen over. I asked my friend if I could hike out to an island, and she said that's "off limits" because of polar bears. I just wanted to keep my blood flowing! Take care, icypeak & cheers!!!


CClaude - Dec 19, 2007 11:25 pm - Hasn't voted


Antartica would be an amazing trip


icypeak - Dec 20, 2007 7:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Jealous!

It really was! The penguins are so cute, some of the chicks will waddle right up to you, look you over and then snuggle up. Love your climbing photos!


CClaude - Dec 21, 2007 10:09 am - Hasn't voted


You should have gotten a picture of a snuggling chick, that would be beyond words!


icypeak - Dec 22, 2007 6:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks....

I agree, would have been a priceless shot..but they were quite the scardycats with the camera, not sure why, but I did not want to frighten them.


rdmc - Feb 10, 2008 11:30 am - Voted 10/10


What a great shot and an amazing opportunity!

Thanks for sharing with us.


icypeak - Feb 10, 2008 5:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible!

Thanks very much for your kind words. It really was an unbelievable place to visit (never experienced such quiet) and it gave me memories that will remain with me forever. Oh yeah, and the penguins were really cool too, trippin' over their own feet all the time!


rdmc - Feb 10, 2008 8:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Incredible!

Must be related to me! :o)


Deltaoperator17 - Nov 10, 2008 3:49 pm - Voted 10/10

I just love ...

I just love this photo. These are some of my favorite animals.


icypeak - Nov 10, 2008 7:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I just love ...

Thanks a lot! Yes, they are my most favorite of all. They are very funny and mischievous, when building nests out of little rocks (and there is a shortage of rocks in Antarctica) they swipe each others' rocks when the nest owner turns away!

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