Ross Sea Expedition: Penguins on Ice
As we continued through the Bay of Whales in the afternoon, preparations were made for a Zodiac cruise around some of the icebergs. Around 2:00 the Captain made an announcement that some Emperor Penguins had been spotted on the port side of this Ship. There were about a dozen of the Emperors with one little Adelie, which gave a good perspective on their size.
Soon, the rubber boats were launched and the poor penguins were surrounded by more cameras than there are at a red carpet event.
A little later we went up to the Bridge to watch the Captain navigate the surrounding ice. The Zodiacs were still out, planting a flag to commemorate our new record and spotting the elusive Ross Seal. We were happy to observe from our warm perch, high above.