Cuverville Island, Antarctica

Cuverville Island is home to a colony of several thousand pairs of Gentoo Penguins. It is named after a vice-admiral in the French navy.

Cuverville island

Gentoo Penguins

Remnants from whaling days.

Moulting Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo chicks still too young to go to sea

The moult takes three weeks

Gentoo chick

returning from the sea

Skuas are always looking for food in penguin colonies.

Skua

Skuas

Cuverville Island

February 8, 2017

Miles Hearn

 

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