Antarctica

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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steste

steste - Oct 28, 2007 4:10 pm - Voted 10/10

It seems...

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

Nice pic, Icypeak ;-)
Steste

StarMan

StarMan - Nov 2, 2007 7:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Great picture!

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icypeak

icypeak - Nov 3, 2007 7:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture!

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

mrchad9

mrchad9 - May 26, 2010 7:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Super moment!

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?

icypeak

icypeak - May 27, 2010 6:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Super moment!

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 :-)

mrchad9

mrchad9 - May 27, 2010 7:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Super moment!

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!

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