Antarctica Expedition Cruise - page 2

 

lsle of Penguins - Half Moon Island

VIDEO: Half Moon Island was our first landing. Here, we saw Chinstrap Penguins. There were many young.

 

Video Coming Ashore

Our ship, Akademik Sergey Vavilov, is anchored while we go ashore at Half Moon Island. 14 February 2018.

 

Antarctic Fur Seals were hauled out on the beaches with a Southern Giant Petrel. Most seals were resting.

 

VIDEO Charging Antarctic Fur Seal

Always be vigilant while walking among Antarctic Fur Seals as one can suddenly decide to charge like the one in the video. Pete Read and I held up our hiking poles. He stopped immediately, then went after the others. Half Moon Island on 14 February 2018.

 

VIDEO: Chinstraps jumping and swimming underwater

These Chinstrap Penguins were returning to the colony probably with food for young. At sea on 14 February 2018

 

Molting is necessary for young and adults before the winter sets in. They need a fresh new waterproof coat. Half Moon Island in Antarctica on 14 February 2018.

 

Chinstrap Penguins lay two eggs. This adult is feeding two young at the same time - it must be a challenge. Half Moon Island on 14 February 2018.

 

Snowy Sheathbills were in every penguin colony, scavenging food. Half Moon Island on 14 February 2018.

 

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