Thursday, February 08, 2007

Chinstraps on the loose!

January, 2007

Chinstrap penguin colonies are a sight, sound, and SMELL that is not easily forgotten! These gregarious penguins gather in the tens of thousands at some of their breeding areas, such as here at Baily Head on Deception Island. While walking among the colonies it is almost impossible to hear yourself think as chinstraps are all screaming "kauk, kauk" and beating each other with their flippers! They are very curious and will always come and check you out if you simply sit down beside the colony. Their curiosity seems to always get the better of them...

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