On my glacier hike I traveled to Point 8. There I found a group of penguins lounging on the rocks near the water. Gentoos are adorable. Upon a closer look of their head, there are tiny bits of white feathers peppered on the black feathers. It reminds me of snowflakes.
Check out their tongue (see last photo) - it has structures reminiscent of a cat's tongue. Those structures helps the penguin hold on to slippery prey.
It is such a privilege to be able to watch wildlife display natural behaviors, such as preening (to take care of their feathers) or calling out (see the other photo with two making their gentoo calls). Wildlife here is amazing.
Growing up watching nature documentaries, I find myself now immersed in nature's splendor. As an ecologist I study how ecosystems function. Here I share with you my love of doing research in Antarctica - a place of sheer beauty