They Grow Up So Fast
A chinstrap parent with a nearly full grown offspring. The adolescent would lose the fluffy coat over the coming weeks and become an adult able to fish.
Gulls in Flight
Snowy Sheath Bill
Chorus or Cacophony?
The chins at Hannah Point were so LOUD. They must really like the sun but they were all hooting away endlessly.
"But.." "Nope. Get your own." "BUT!!!!"
As the chicks moved to adolescents the parents cut back on the free krill meals in an effort to get the kids fend for themselves. It was hilarious to see a parent get chased all around by the kid.
Stuck a feather in his cap
In amongst the chinstraps was a lone Macaroni penguin. Why he was there nobody had a clue. He was right and truly lost but seemed to be fine with that.
The tufts on the top of the Macaroni, along with the colour, remind me of Dreadlocks and the Jamaican flag. I will name him Bob.
Preen preen preen
I sat on the rocks near the water for the better part of an hour and watched the penguins coming, going, and preening away at their feathers. I could have sat there for days.
A fellow traveller got an up close experience as this curious chinstrap wandered up to him.
Um...that's my path
Giving penguins their space at Hannah Point was pretty much impossible. Best thing to do was just stand there and let them work around you.
Climbing the rocks
Rock hopping up from the beach after drying off from a swim
Charlotte took this picture of me while I sat on my rock and took ohhhh...500 pictures?
The Sun That Warms
Penguins would slide their beak down their flippers as a way to seemingly get every last water molecule out. No doubt an important habit as the temps drop.
The Waters Edge