Here are some scans of photographs I took when I was in Antarctica several years ago. I apologize for the truly terrible quality of the scans...the original photographs look much better, but since it's a part of the world that not many of you have visited, I thought I'd share them anyway. A king penguin chick, still sporting its downy feathers, walks past a flock of adults. Closeup of an adult king penguin Small flock of king penguins at Grytviken, South Georgia. In the background is a long-abandoned whaling station where many thousands of whales were slaughtered. A much larger flock at Salisbury Plain (like, 200,000 of 'em. Imagine the sound and smell of that many penguins!) Standing tall This trio of penguins was engaged in a 'slap fight', which was pretty darn funny to see. They stood chest to chest and started whaling on each other with their flippers. We don't know why, but it was a behaviour we saw several times.