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PENGUINS




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CRESTED (Rockhopper & Macaroni


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Rockhopper penguins nest high up on the hillsides, and come ashore through big surf to climb a rocky cliff face before continuing a long way up steep grassy slopes. It is not at all obvious why they approach their nests via the cliff, when they could equally well land on a gentle beach just a few hundred yards away. Watching them trying to get a foothold on the wave-swept rocks is harrowing, as the surf often throws them onto the rock, and then sweeps them back out to sea. Nevertheless they are persistent, seeming not to care about the battering they receive, and eventually gain a toehold to start climbing. Their sharp claws help them climb improbably steep faces, and in several places the passage of countless rockhoppers along their 'highways' has worn grooves in the rock.







 

   


Rockhopper shower bath #1 : The Waterfall, Saunders Island

 

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Gentoo penguins around union jack: Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula


Around 5 o'clock in the evening, large numbers of gentoo penguins began landing on the beach to the north west of the Lodge.


 


   

 


   






 

   

In addition to 'straight' shots of penguins, I tried to create images abstracting them from their background using motion blur, de-focus or blowing sand


 

Skuas are very intelligent birds and work together in pairs to steal penguin eggs. One attacks from the front to distract the penguin, while the other tries to scoop out the egg from behind the penguin. The series of photos below were taken over a five minute interval during which a gentoo penguin valliantly tried to protect its lone egg and drive off the skuas, but ultimately failed. The egg is visible, flying off to the right in the final photo, and was shared by both birds.

 

 

   

   



 

 



   

 

 

 

 

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Penguins lost in the landscape: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia

King penguin group on snow: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia


Penguins on sunlit snow under grey skiesKing penguin: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia

 









 


 

 



 

   

 


 






 



   

   

MAGELLANIC


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SOUTH AFRICAN


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YELLOW_EYED


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updated 02/04/2018

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