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Birds of Antartica
Not too much here, huh?  We spent 12
days on a small Antarctic explorer vessel
which we boarded in Ushuaia, Argentina.
We made 10+ trips ashore and saw (and
smelled) lots and lots of birds...mostly
penguins. Although there were not a lot of
species, we've posted the best of what we
have. The personalities of the birds (like the
fellow to the right) were distinctive and
entertaining in their own right. Since we had
an ornithologist aboard, identification was
pretty easy.
Gentoo penguin reading posted signs
Chinstrap penguin
Gentoo penguin and sheathbill
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travels...

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Gentoo - feeding time
Fat gentoo fledgling
Skua
Snowy sheathbill
Gentoo greeting ritual