They are cute because they are awkward but still think they can walk around in tuxedos all day. Who do they think they are, James Bond? No, they are penguins, and they always make for great photos. On my trip I encountered three types of penguins while in Antarctica: chinstrap penguins, gentoo penguins and my personal favourite adelie penguins. During my trip, I took nearly 800 penguin pictures; and to be honest, I probably could have easily taken two or three thousand.
Just like with my photo essay on ice, I want to know which your favourite photo is. I’ve given each one a title to make it easy to let me know.
We saw by far more Gentoo Penguins than any others. They are very entertaining because they are constantly active and posing for pictures.
Once you see them, you understand where their name comes from. They were the laziest of the penguins, and didn’t move much which made them great targets for close-ups.
Maybe it’s because we saw the fewest of these, or maybe it’s their bright blue eyes, but these little guys were my favourites.
Is Antarctica time over???
Well, yes and no. You can catch my latest stuff over on the peregrine adventures blog, including a guide to photographing Antarctica, you’ll also get my review on expedition vs. cruising to Antarctica. There is one final installment of “Penguin Thoughts” coming up, but as for Brendan’s Adventures, sadly, it’s time to move on. Since traveling to Antarctica I’ve been to Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Curitiba, Ihla do Mel, Rio de Janeiro and Paraty; I think it’s time to catch you up on some of those places. The plan over time, however, is to scatter a couple more Antarctica posts into the mix because there is so much more to write about.