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    Quote Originally Posted by Raid View Post
    Would like to meet the Adélie Penguins. I understand they have attitude and expect you to get out of their way.
    Also the Emperor Penguins but they are hard to find.
    The emperors are indeed difficult to reach. Most tourist ships are incapable of getting close to their colonies, which are mostly on thick sea ice.

    I didn't see any Adélies in South Georgia, but I did visit a colony of gentoo penguins, which are related. They are quite plucky characters, having to cross a beach full of elephant seals to reach the sea. This one is making it's way past one of the 'sleeping giants'.


    Gentoo Penguin by Andrew Stringer, on Flickr

    Here is one of the less pretty photos from the trip. Northern giant petrels are scavengers, so the carcass of a baby elephant seal attracts a lot of attention.


    Northern Giant Petrels Scavenging by Andrew Stringer, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Stringer View Post
    The emperors are indeed difficult to reach. Most tourist ships are incapable of getting close to their colonies, which are mostly on thick sea ice.

    I didn't see any Adélies in South Georgia, but I did visit a colony of gentoo penguins, which are related. They are quite plucky characters, having to cross a beach full of elephant seals to reach the sea. This one is making it's way past one of the 'sleeping giants'.
    The tour company I used had two trips that sounded good.

    Weddell Sea | Emperor Penguin voyage (only 10 days)

    Antarctic Peninsula | Basecamp Plancius (only 12 days)

    http://www.oceanwide-expeditions.com...FQZVpgodI08Azg

    I so want to go back again... its just so beautiful down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raid View Post
    Weddell Sea | Emperor Penguin voyage
    A ship with a helideck and a helicopter is a good start, but the description reads as though they are not sure of success. You wouldn't want to get stuck would you?

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    The bird life on South Georgia is not restricted to penguins and petrels. The Sough Georgia Shag is found here.


    South Georgia Shag by Andrew Stringer, on Flickr

    Antarctic Terns can be seen searching for food near the shore.


    Antarctic Tern by Andrew Stringer, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Stringer View Post
    You wouldn't want to get stuck would you?
    Yes I would, so long as they don't bill for spending an extra month on the ice.

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    Female Northern Cardinal, taken just a few minutes ago in the back yard

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    Great shot Joel! I haven't been here for a while and my how your shots stick out from the rest!

    If I have time this year I know were a bunch (60 to 80) Bald Eagles gather this time of the year, so much to do so little time.

    All the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGass View Post
    Great shot Joel! I haven't been here for a while and my how your shots stick out from the rest!

    If I have time this year I know were a bunch (60 to 80) Bald Eagles gather this time of the year, so much to do so little time.

    All the best,
    John.
    Thanks John! Would love to see you get some images of those Eagles, one of my favorite birds and one that I have yet to image in the wild.

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