Antarctica - King Penguins

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  1. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    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.
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    Closeup of an adult king penguin
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    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.
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    A much larger flock at Salisbury Plain (like, 200,000 of 'em. Imagine the sound and smell of that many penguins!)
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    Standing tall

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    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.
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    the links dont work! NOOOOOOOOOO i love penguins soooo much PLEASE fix please please
     
  3. Antarctican

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    (Sorry about that....the pictures were showing in preview, but went to links when I posted. Should be fixed now)
     
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    i dont know if i love you for posting the pictures or hate you for being near penguins when im not :'(
     
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    These are great. Good timimng for me too- I just watched a documentary on the area a couple hours ago.
     
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    Wow, good for you for going and good for you for posting.

    Next time you go give me a call if you want some company.

    Gary
     
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    Really nice series. Bet the prints are great!
    You should submit these to publications.
     
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    sorry to have to say this but I make it 195,385 in the Salisbury Plain shot

    last shot is my fave, reminds of the Andy Rouse shot that was on the cover of the BBC's Wildlife magazine
     
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    wonderful photos of what must have been a wonderful trip
    love the birdies (no bbq comments i promise) and the whaling station
     
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    great shots, anty, love them all, i bet those originals are outstanding... :thumbup:
     
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    #4 looks like a Phish concert
     
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    Thanks everyone for your comments (several of which had me laughing out loud).
     

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