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Penguin Island, South Shetland Islands

Penguin Island, a dormant volcano, was our stop in the South Shetland Islands. The island's volcano is a deep red color, and Chinstrap Penguins and Southern Giant Petrels breed on the island. This was our most difficult landing of the trip, owing to the irregular rocks and pieces of ice at the landing site.
IMG_9271_DxO_raw.jpg Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Researchers from the nearby Arctowski Research Station on King George Island setting up camp

Researchers from the nearby Arctowski Research Station on King George Island setting up camp

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

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Chinstrap Penguin

Blue-eyed Shag

Blue-eyed Shag

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

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Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Whale bones on the beach

Whale bones on the beach

Brown Skua

Brown Skua

Brown Skua

Brown Skua

Whale bones on the beach

Whale bones on the beach

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

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Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

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Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Inside the volcanic cone

Inside the volcanic cone

Jamie taking it easy at the top of the Penguin Island volcano

Jamie taking it easy at the top of the Penguin Island volcano

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

Inside the volcanic cone

Inside the volcanic cone

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Whale bones on the beach

Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin

White morph Southern Giant Petrel

White morph Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

IMG_9773_DxO_raw.jpg White morph Southern Giant Petrel

White morph Southern Giant Petrel

White morph Southern Giant Petrel

White morph Southern Giant Petrel

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Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

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IMG_9880_DxO_raw.jpg IMG_9891_DxO_raw.jpg Penguin Island from the ship

Penguin Island from the ship

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