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Penguins at the Seawater Intake

Here are a few shots of penguins hanging around near the seawater intake, where McMurdo Station meets the Ross Sea. The lone penguin from the other day is probably in this group.

Not sure what they are looking at.

Not sure what they are looking at.

Suspicious penguin is suspicious.

Suspicious penguin is suspicious.

In this early evening sunlight, you can see the penguins are molting. Some of them look a bit ragged as their new feathers come in and push out the old. But who am I to judge? I look pretty ragged in the early evening sun too.

"Oh hi!"

"Oh hi!"

Disgruntled penguin is disgruntled.

Disgruntled penguin is disgruntled.

Sizzle-chest.

Sizzle-chest.

4 comments to Penguins at the Seawater Intake

  • Aunt Mary

    They are SO cute! Can I have one? Please?

  • smitty

    Suspicious… Did you call the police?

  • Scott

    @ Aunt Mary: Taking penguins home would be a violation of the Antarctic Treaty. We are not allowed to annoy, torment, molest, badger, bullyrag, irk, vex, worry, harry, pester, plague, harass, heckle, disquiet, persecute, bother, beset, grate, nettle, tease, tantalize or otherwise ruffle the penguins, or any other animal.

    @ smitty: Nope; no police here.

  • Aunt Mary

    It doesn’t mention “kidnap”.

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