Danco Island, Antarctica

Danco Island was charted by De Gerlache in 1898 and named after the expedition’s geophysicist Émile Danco. There is a Gentoo Penguin colony here and we also saw Arctic Terns. These amazing birds breed in the Arctic and then fly to the Antarctic to spend the northern hemisphere winter which, of course, is summer in Antarctica.

Danco Island

Arctic Tern

Kelp Gulls

Gentoo Penguins

Gentoo on nest

Gentoo “tobogganing”

Gentoo colony

Gentoo colony

Head skyward for “ecstatic display.”

Guano stained Penguin “highway.”

returning from the sea


January 9, 2017

Miles Hearn

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