Where did all the penguins go?

They ran away!

Gentoosplunge

Lots more penguin images to follow but selecting the best will take a while. This was taken on a drizzly day on Saunders Island (The Falklands).

They are truly comical creatures, penguins. To read an excellent account of penguin behaviour I thoroughly recommend Herbert Ponting’s account in The Great White South. (Link to Amazon – several editions available). I am indebted to Geoff Procter for putting me on to Ponting, the photographer on Scott’s ill-fated expedition. Ponting writes extensively about the Adelie, a species we saw very infrequently and one of which I have a single decent image from 3 sightings.  To follow.

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