Crozet Island Elephant Seals and King Penguins

GSWayneGSWayne Big grinsPosts: 50Registered Users Big grins


Elephant seal snuggle fest


King penguins sitting on their eggs


Heading back from lunch


A couple of immature penguins


In their element, flying underwater

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,370Registered Users Major grins

    What amazing sights! Love the penguins!

  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 314Registered Users Major grins

    Wonderful series. Well done!

    Tony

  • GSWayneGSWayne Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins

    Thanks, I was very lucky to get to visit there. It is a research station with only a few vessel visits per year and no airport. I happened to be installing some equipment there.

  • MolsondogMolsondog Fetch! Posts: 157Registered Users Major grins

    HA! These are terrific. How did the area smell?

  • GSWayneGSWayne Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 9, 2017

    There are two things that reduce the potentially horrendous smell. One is the temperature was in the 40s and the other is that the wind was blowing about 30 knots, which it does most of the time. Even then you could definitely smell them. One of the rules at the station is that you NEVER wear your shoes indoors because any where you walk you are walking on poop.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter Posts: 13,951Super Moderators moderator

    I know of islands in Alaska where you can smell the sea lions from miles away, even when the temps are below freezing.

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  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,476Registered Users Major grins

    These remind me of a recently watched 'Life on Earth 2' which featured a place with about 1.5m resident penguins - iirc.

    Pic 4 - but with the green / bg cropped out is the strongest imo.

    pp

  • GSWayneGSWayne Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins

    Stumblebum, Tony Britton, and Molsondog, thanks for the kind comments.

    pp Good suggestion on cropping that photo, Thanks

  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,521Registered Users Major grins

    1 and 2 are my faves but they are all good!!! Cool images - :smile:

  • GSWayneGSWayne Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins

    Eia: Thanks

    Here are a couple of more penguin shots. These are African penguins, a little easier to visit these, you can drive to see them from Cape Town South Africa

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,370Registered Users Major grins

    Fab both!

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