A note about penguins

April 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

Today is World Penguin Day, a day to celebrate all things penguins.

While I have recently posted about my experience with penguins in the Antarctic, my love for these curious animals goes way back.

I can remember visiting Sea World in San Diego (way before any documentaries came out) and always loving the huge penguin habitat. It was my favorite thing to see as a child, and I clearly remember my fascination starting with these curious little creatures.

Fast forward a couple of decades, and the fascination has never waned. When I booked the trip to the Antarctic in 2013, I couldn’t believe that I would actually get to meet penguins in the wild. The first moment I saw Magellanic penguins on the beach in the Falklands Islands, curiously watching droves of humans land on their island, it was even more magical than I had dreamed. I cannot explain the feeling that washed over me as I continued to observe Magellanic penguins in the Falklands, King penguins on South Georgia Island, and the Gentoo and Chinstraps on Antarctica.

A Gentoo penguin makes its way across the snow in Antarctica.

A Gentoo penguin makes its way across the snow in Antarctica.

Chinstrap penguins use an ice floe to relax and soak up the Antarctic sunset.

Chinstrap penguins use an ice floe to relax and soak up the Antarctic sunset.

A King penguin couple on the beach in South Georgia.

A King penguin couple on the beach in South Georgia.

Thank you for allowing me to share my experience with the penguins with you. I find myself missing the penguins.

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