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Friday, June 14, 2013

Penguins Revisited

When my penguin postcards were on auction aboard the Akademik Ioffe in January I was asked whether they could really be sent through the mail.  I had never actually sent one, but trusted that the on-line claims to the affirmative were true and promised the winning bidder that I would make another to mail.  Success!  These little guys made it all the way from Texas to Perth, Australia.  The more important news is that the South Georgia Heritage Trust, for which the auction was held, has made enormous progress in removing invasive rats from South Georgia Island having now baited 70% of the rat infested area of the island.

And here are some more penguin photos from the Antarctica trip.  They are such funny creatures that it was hard not to keep taking pictures of them!

Gentoo Penguins, Cuverville Island

King Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island

Skuas hoping for a meal, Cuverville Island

Gentoo feeding time,  Port Charcot

Hiking with Gentoo Penguins, Cuverville Island

King Penguins, South Georgia Island

Chinstrap Penguin, Deception Island

Hope Bay (Yes, that spot on the ice is a penguin!)

Adelie Penguins at Hope Bay

1 comment:

  1. *Love* your penguin postcards Ann, and I have one yet in need of a worthy enough destination. Thank you for joining us, and I'm glad the expedition was so meaningful for you and family.

    Hooray for South Georgia being many miles closer to rat free! :-)