Penguins

Special Moment Between Mother and Baby Penguin - Antarctica by JD Andrews

Penguins on Half Moon Island, Antarctica by JD Andrews

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A Waddle of Penguins Getting Ready to go for a Swim - Antarctica by JD Andrews

One thing you are sure to encounter in Antarctica is penguins. The most common on my trip was the Gentoo, easily identified by the white patch around and behind the eye. I literally have thousands of photos of these cute little guys.

This waddle of penguins (A group of penguins on land is called a called a waddle or colony) are ready to take a swim, probably to hunt for food. One surprising thing you'll never forget after being around a lot of penguins is the smell. It seems to soak into your clothes and it took weeks after my trip to Antarctica to 'air them out' but it did always bring back wonderful memories.

The True Beauty of Antarctica by JD Andrews

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Amazing Sunset en route to Antarctica by JD Andrews

On day three of my trip to Antarctica last year we were sailing through the Beagle Channel, some of the roughest waters in the world but it was worth it. The day was ending with one of the most beautiful (and longest) sunsets I've ever seen. This is one out of the hundreds of photos I took that evening.

On day three of my trip to Antarctica last year we were sailing through the Beagle Channel, some of the roughest waters in the world but it was worth it. The day was ending with one of the most beautiful (and longest) sunsets I've ever seen. This is one out of the hundreds of photos I took that evening.