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Top Birds

Friday 1 June 2018, 9:01. Aboard R/V Tiglax at sea: N 53º 52.1916 E 177º 48.2466

After pointing out and identifying another species of bird nesting on Alaska’s North Slope, my first field boss Matt said, “Steph, people pay thousands of dollars to see these birds.” 819 more words


Antarctic penguin pics

World Wildlife Fund’s Chris Johnson, who heads up the World Wildlife Fund program to protect Antarctica, just got back from his latest whale-tagging expedition, where he snapped some very cool penguin pics.  8 more words


This video says about itself: All Penguin Species – Species List King penguin : (Aptenodytes patagonicus) Emperor penguin : (Aptenodytes forsteri) Adélie penguin : (Pygoscelis adeliae) Chinstrap penguin : (Pygoscelis antarctica) Gentoo penguin : (Pygoscelis papua) Little penguin : (Eudyptula minor) Magellanic penguin : (Spheniscus magellanicus) Humboldt penguin : (Spheniscus humboldti) Galapagos penguin : (Spheniscus […]

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Penguin close-ups​

Sometimes penguins are really curious and come close. This gives me the opportunity to take some close-ups, like from this Gentoo Penguin.

It’s nice if animals have no fear of humans. 11 more words



When the penguins are done breeding, they start moulting. Every penguin has to change their feathers. For birds, and especially penguins, their feathers are very important as they are their drysuit that keeps them dry and warm. 74 more words


The Antarctic big five: Penguins

Everybody knows the ‘big five’ of the African savannah. The five large animals everybody wants to see during a visit to Africa. Antarctica doesn’t have an official big five, but it’s quite easy to make one. 204 more words


More Gentoos

This trip again, we visited several Gentoo Penguin colonies. In contrast to Adelie Penguins, Gentoo Penguins are doing really well on the West Antarctic Peninsula. In many places, the Gentoo numbers are increasing. 42 more words