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Adelie Penguin


Adelie Penguin
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Copyright: Tino Poels (tinopoels) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 10] (104)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa 700, Sigma 100-300 f/4 APO EX DG
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-28 15:42
Viewed: 2718
Points: 4
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Adelie penguins are found in the Southern Ocean round Antarctica. They breed further south than any other penguin, venturing about 100 km (60 miles) from the sea to their nest sites on the Antarctic mainland. The males and females take turns to incubate the egg and feed the chick while their partner is out at sea.

In 2010 we did a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula. The goal of this trip was to cross the circle. We left from Ushuaia and after 3 nights and 2 days we arrived at the South Orkney Islands. Here we met the first Penguins (Gentoo/Chinstrap). When going further south we saw less and less animals. Around the polar circle hardly any animal is living except for the Adelie Penguin.

Penguins are very special birds. They can not fly but swim very good. When they walk it looks a little clumsy but they move quite fast.

Hereby another picture of my bucket list (make a picture of all the Penguin species in the wild).


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65293)
  • [2014-03-28 15:44]

Hi Tino,what a great choice of the place to a very original amd magic trip,and what a fantastic pic from there,very artistic and made in a spectacular perspective,great shot,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

** Salam , Hi Tino,


An excellent image from an original and memorable trip to an original place ,

very nice hunted this beautiful animals but with your camera ,

well done and Thanks for sharing ,

Good Luck ,Cheerio

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