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Chinstrap penguins at Spigot Peak, Antarctica
In order to see this colony of several hundred chinstrap penguins, we had to climb the steep slope of Spigot Peak (285 m) on the Antarctic peninsula - through knee-deep snow (and very early in the morning). But the effort was well rewarded by spectacular views.
Had to get up before 5 am and climb the hill to see them, but it was worth it...
Spotted on Nov 17, 2008
Submitted on May 29, 2012
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27 Comments (1–25)
Incredible spotting. Congratulations.
WOW!! Fantastic pictures!! How did I miss this spotting a year ago!?
Congratulations! Wonderful photos and adventure.
congrats on your spotting of the day award.
They look like little men!
Amazing pictures and congrats!
Congratulations! Beautiful series of a beautiful animal!
Congratulations on SOTD! Wonderful series, well worth the climb and early morning rise! :-D
Congratulations Cyrill, Lovely series,
Fantastic series! Congrats!
lovely , congrats!
Wow!! Beautiful!! Love to see these photos from the bottom of the world!! ;-)
Congrats on your SOTD! All your photos are amazing :)
Fantastic Series well deserve Congratulations Cyrill !
Great series Cyrill! Thanks for sharing it with us and congrats on a well deserved spotting of the day!
"In the barren rocky islands of the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic peninsula, you'll find the Chinstrap Penguin. These two lovebirds are well adapted for the extreme cold of the Antarctic waters"
Another cool series. Were you there for a scientific expedition?
Wow stoning series wonderful collection!
Love your photo. Welcome and keep the sightings coming.
Welcome to the Community Cyrril!
luv the pics!!!
I am SO glad you woke that early to take the pictures and then SHARE them; thank you! The penguins and the pictures are beautiful =)