Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Are you my momma?


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Follow the Leader
Originally uploaded by Big Sky MT
Macaroni again????

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

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Back from a nice refreshing swim

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy World Penguin Day!

Each year, on or about the 25th of April, the Adelie penguins of Ross Island leave their brooding grounds and swim to their winter sanctuary northwest of the Balleny Islands. Some decided to mark the occasion by including all penguins and dubbing the day World Penguin Day.

Most penguins do participate in migratory habits. Why they favor some places more than others as their destination is the current  work of biologists. Current belief is that the Adelies favor a place that has more pack ice, thereby providing more protection.  This appears to be true, as the Davis Station Adelies migrate north, then west, staying close to the Antarctic continent. The Magellanic penguins of South America travel to Mar del Plata, where usually there is more food and less harsh conditions; however, in the past few years, the Magels have suffered many losses due to inadequate food. The Falkland Island Rockhopper Penguins have traditionally migrated to coastal South America, and the northernmost of the colonies favored the areas along the Patagonian Shelf.  The Macaronis stay in the sub-Antarctic area, mostly at sea, during their migration from their breeding grounds.

These are just a few instances of penguin migration; the point is that they do migrate and when they do, this action initiates the end of the breeding season and the beginning of a new life in the vast southern ocean for thousands of newly molted juveniles. Welcome to your world, little guys. Bon voyage!!!


Image by Flickr/Benjamin Fox

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Gentoo Penguins
Originally uploaded by johnnyjuice

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Originally uploaded by babykins!

Monday, April 19, 2010

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Originally uploaded by A-J2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Originally uploaded by A-J2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Source: sgisland newsletter March

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Happy feet
Originally uploaded by Kimmy_B

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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A Gentoo penguin pops up from underwater for a breath while swimming in Antarctica.

Monday, April 5, 2010

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Gentoo chicks
Originally uploaded by Kimmy_B

Sunday, April 4, 2010

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Penguins swim in and out of the water like dolphins or torpedos.
Amazing to see them doing this!
Difficult to get good pictures as they are swimming so fast and you hope to catch them above the water.
There are actually 5 penguins in this photo, with one almost entirely under the water.

Friday, April 2, 2010

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Gentoo synchronised swimming
Originally uploaded by *Debs*
They were playing so fantastically together, but too flipping fast, this was the best I could manage

Edinburgh - March 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010