Coming in for a landing
The expedition crew would ferry half of us on shore, then pick up the other half to have a cruise around the area. We'd then switch half way through.
Gentoo traffic cop
"Ok you big red things, the hike up the hill is over there, or just hang out on the rocks down here...."
While not very smooth on land, penguins are torpedoes in the water.
While the penguin preens to get the water out, you can see the slit for the brood pouch which is used to cover the egg for incubation.
Drying feathers after a swim.
How the heck does this form?
Gentoo waves at Tony the expeditions resident photographer. He's the Nikon Ambassador for Canada.
Melissa watches the penguins come and go in this shallow area. No seals and it was a great spot to clean up after a stint in the rookery.
Timelapse of the Penguins coming and going on the beach at Pleneau...now with more guano!
I all clean...
Ummm...Zodiacs aren't supposed to be icebreakers are they?
Breaking through the fast ice to get to the other side of the island. We weren't sure why we were doing this...
...Ice and Seals...
This is why we went out here? To see a couple of sleepy seals?
Ok THIS is why we busted through the ice! Crazy wild amazing jaw dropping ice!
Mother nature was at her best when she formed this.
How else do you describe this? It was magical.
Reflections in blue