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Chinstrap Penguin

Pygoscelis antarcticus

Notes:

This was on my recent vacation. I was in the Pacific Ocean heading from Punta Arenas Chile to Antarctica. These were taken as we were near Deception Island, Antarctica.

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5 Comments

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Fantastic series Debbie! Happy World Penguin Day 2013!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

World Penguin Day fun fact! Although flightless in the tradition sense, penguins “fly” underwater at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour! When they are being chased by a potential predator such as a hungry sea lion, they will head for the surface and launch themselves up and out of the water at such high speed they can sometimes propelled themselves as high as three meters up into the air!

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Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Middle of the ocean!! Which Ocean is this?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Can you tell us more about this spotting?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Grate series

Debbie8
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Antarctica

Spotted on Jan 13, 2012
Submitted on Feb 12, 2012

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