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Chinstrap penguin

Pygoscelis antarcticus


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...

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27 Comments (1–25)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Incredible spotting. Congratulations.

WOW!! Fantastic pictures!! How did I miss this spotting a year ago!?

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago


CarolSnowMilne 12 years ago

Congratulations! Wonderful photos and adventure.

williefromwi 12 years ago

congrats on your spotting of the day award.

Gj Met
Gj Met 12 years ago

They look like little men!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 12 years ago

Amazing pictures and congrats!

East End aka Lorelei
East End aka Lorelei 12 years ago

Congratulations! Beautiful series of a beautiful animal!

BrandonBlount 12 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! Wonderful series, well worth the climb and early morning rise! :-D

Nicholas4 12 years ago

nice series!

shrikalk 12 years ago

Awesome shots....

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Congratulations Cyrill, Lovely series,

Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Fantastic series! Congrats!

Atul 12 years ago

lovely , congrats!

ChristyHolland 12 years ago

Wow!! Beautiful!! Love to see these photos from the bottom of the world!! ;-)

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 12 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD! All your photos are amazing :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Fantastic Series well deserve Congratulations Cyrill !

peter 12 years ago

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"


misako 12 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago

Another cool series. Were you there for a scientific expedition?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Wow stoning series wonderful collection!

BudShinall 12 years ago

Love your photo. Welcome and keep the sightings coming.

KarenL 12 years ago

Wonderful series!
Welcome to the Community Cyrril!

AmyMcCarter 12 years ago

SO cute!!!
luv the pics!!!

patty 12 years ago

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 =)

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Spotted on Nov 17, 2008
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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