Penguins.

They appear to be such innocent, beguiling creatures. So adorable. So darn cute.

Well, from previous experience, I already know they attack. The Adelie penguins that came at me en masse while I took photos around the Aurora Australis will forever be a disturbing highlight of my life. Now I know penguins can lull you into suicidal behaviour.

My friend Sharon and I found ourselves in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego thwarted by boat scheduling difficulties in a last minute attempt to scoot over to the Chilean Antarctic territory of Isla Navarino.

Our Antarctic cravings would have to be satisfied elsewhere. Plan B would have us spying on penguins hanging out on an island a kilometre or two north of the most southerly part of Chile.

We headed off on a bus and zodiac tour with the only Ushuaia company allowed to let touristy types wander respectfully near the penguins. The other tour companies offer penguin spotting from boats.

As we hurtled out of town in the mini-bus, Sharon was wondering whether the penguins were worth it. The suspension on the bus was clearly shot and the driver was far too comfortable on the road.

I noticed from the back window seat that our vehicle was being overtaken on the double yellow lines, so clearly everyone’s confidence was high.

The tour guide was friendly, well informed and willing to stop the bus if anyone felt sick.. and a few did.

After a fascinating trip to a remote museum to see the work volunteers are doing on the bones of locally washed up sea mammals like whales, seals and dolphins, we were in a zodiac rocketing over waves towards our little penguin friends.

The boat repeatedly smacked hard against the waves.

Our bodies weren’t thrown around, but the jarring motion was intense. Grimacing too hard could cause jaw damage. In one case, a woman’s head was donged against the canopy. This appeared to be an urgent mission to penguin land.

Again, the tour guide was great. She had lots of great information about the local colony along with the usual information of not approaching the penguins and letting them come to you.. if they want to.

This was a magellanic penguin colony that only formed over the past few decades.

It is the most southerly place to find magellanic penguins. Gentoo penguins had arrived fairly recently and the guide seemed most surprised to see two king penguins there that day.

I was surprised too to see the kings. I though that was not something I would see in Tierra del Fuego. It can be good to be wrong.

These magellanic penguins are nesting.

They like this particular island between Argentinia’s Tierra del Fuego and Chile’s Isla  Navarino because it is spongy to walk on and it has easy access to the Altantic Ocean.

The penguin fledglings ambling around at this time of year are quite large and independent, although skua birds appeared still keen to pick them off.

It was about zero degrees Celsius and the wind was whipping things up; perfect sub-Antarctic weather for a walk around a penguin colony.

I admit I could have been dressed better, but I survived.

The things you do for penguins.

The newly arrived kings were outnumbered by the magellanic penguins, but they were clearly spoiling for a fight.

They pecked away at any other sort of penguin that came near. The kings are similar to the Antarctic emperor penguin, but with different patterns and they are not quite as big.

The gentoos were also fighting amongst themselves. These two appeared to be squabbling over who could stand on this geometric block of concrete.

.. and at last, just as we were to be sent back to on our bone jarring journey home, I had time to pull out the penguin toy I have been carrying these past six weeks from Sydney.

I did not have much time for the birds to waddle up and bond with it, but they were clearly interested. Just as they were about nest, or do whatever to the toy, we had to go.

I carefully slid my hand over to the stuffed version, grabbed it and returned to the zodiac exclaiming, “it is not a real one” and they said “I know.”

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  1. Mick Clarke #
    March 18, 2012

    Gret story, and a shame you couldn’t see the reaxtions to the stuffed bird. Might have been a good story.

    • March 24, 2012

      They’re really cute! I didn’t know there were penguins in Chile!

  2. March 23, 2012

    haha, no foolin’ the penguins. cute post, have a great weekend!

  3. March 23, 2012

    Penguins have such incredible personality! Great post — I’ll never forget taking my son to see “March of the Penguins” and having to remove him from the theater because he was so emotionally wrapped up in their little lives. He was only 3 — and he still talks about it!

    I’d love to let him see the penguins up close some day. Your post is inspiring!
    :)

  4. March 23, 2012

    What an experience this must have been! Totally love your photos–and congrats on Freshly Pressed!
    Kathy

  5. March 23, 2012

    Hahaha!! I love that you were “spying on penguins”.

    Man, those things are cute!! :)

  6. March 23, 2012

    That is so great that you got to see them in their natural habitat. I am sure that they would have been interested in your stuffed one.
    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  7. March 23, 2012

    Penguins are amazing! Good post!

  8. March 23, 2012

    I’ll take my chances, I still think a penguin family would be the cutest thing to have around the pool !

  9. March 23, 2012

    The picture of the Gentoo penguins fighting is amazing! Oh “the things you do for penguins” :).

  10. March 23, 2012

    Sounds like an adventure! Some day, that will be crossed off my bucket list!

  11. March 23, 2012

    Those are amazing photos.
    Do you mind if I copy some of them for a little something I’m doing in my spare time?

    • March 23, 2012

      I’d like to know more.. my work is usually credited.

      • March 25, 2012

        I muck around in graphics.
        I saw the penguins and I thought they’d be perfect for “editing”.
        I would try to animate them, but if that doesn’t work out, I’d just mix them up with heads/feet of different animals.
        It’s not serious stuff and I wouldn’t get any money out of it.
        Everything I did that was sorth posting would be posted on my blog. With your name, and a link to this page.

  12. maryfollowsthelamb #
    March 23, 2012

    Educational and entertaining! Two thumbs up!

  13. March 23, 2012

    thank u for the story, love penguins! photos are amazing. great exepirience

  14. March 23, 2012

    *in the voice of Morgan Freeman* — Nice.

  15. March 23, 2012

    Those are awesome photos!!! Thanks for sharing such great pictures and stories!

  16. March 23, 2012

    Did you happen to notice the exotic smell emanating from the penguin rookery? But I’m glad that you got the chance to see the penguins. It was the best part of our trip to Antarctica earlier this year.

    http://definitionofsanity.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/i-think-i-stepped-in-something/

    • March 23, 2012

      It was extremely windy on the island so we were spared that joy. I have however experienced that particular downside to penguins. I was at an Adelie penguin rookery at Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica. It managed to be both cute and disgusting at the same time. The fledglings were fuzzy and adorable and the parents were busy and strung out. All were covered in krill coloured penguin poo! There were many, many thousands of them. I have shots of the trip a few posts ago.

  17. March 23, 2012

    Penguins are just so darn cute:) Thanks for sharing & Congrats on being FP!

  18. March 23, 2012

    I wonder if penguins would do the same for us … but then we are not so cute and only few of use smell quite as strong of fish

  19. March 23, 2012

    I had a cruise to South America and missed out on a penguins tour in the Falkland Islands due to bad weather. My family quickly found another penguin tour in Chile, but it wasn’t quite the same. We were kept separate from the penguins at Ottway Penguin Reserve. However, those who took the other tour (fully booked) said they enjoyed being up close and personal with the Magellanic penguins.

  20. March 23, 2012

    I remembered Erik’s adorable face.I just watched happy feet and i can hear them singing while looking at your pictures.. :D

  21. March 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on heylookchris.

  22. Miriam Joy #
    March 23, 2012

    I LOVE penguins! One day, I want to see them in real life. They’ve been my favourite animal/bird/thing for years ;)

  23. March 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss and commented:
    I like your blog, the penguins are so cute!

  24. Logical #
    March 23, 2012

    I had the pleasure of meeting some penguins in the Falklands and South Georgia many years ago. We did get quite close to the King Penguins, they were remarkably tame, probably the only way it could be described, we could get so close they could have eaten out of our hand, particularly the young. It’s a shame i can’t post a picture here to show how close we could get to them. And when you see the adult Kings in the wild it’s easy to see how they get their name, they do seem so Majestic.

  25. March 23, 2012

    I love penguins. They’re always watching. They remind me of a bunch of busy bodies. I have a feeling after watching people, they gossip about them.

  26. March 23, 2012

    This one is a really amazing post. I like these amazing pictures a lot. Great job. :)

  27. March 23, 2012

    Penguins are one of my favourite animals! Thank you for this post :D

  28. March 23, 2012

    Wonderful photos of wonderful penguins. It is a shame they are so smelly.

  29. March 23, 2012

    Your photos of almost human waddling penguins have lifted my mood after a contentious firing sort of day (and reminded me that to avoid waddling, I must stop eating chocolate!)

  30. March 23, 2012

    Thank you for the wonderful story and photos. How exciting to be able to visit the penguins in person! Fascinated with the extreme hardship the Antarctic penguin parents have to endure to protect their little ones, I wrote a children’s ebook about it. Following are two related videos on You-Tube:

  31. March 23, 2012

    wow, thank you – now I want to go on a tour

  32. March 23, 2012

    oh cool, I didn’t know they had such powerful personalities. Then again, my bunny growls at me sometimes so, hehe. I love penguins though!

  33. March 23, 2012

    How cute!! My friend has stood behind me the whole time and kept exclaiming “Penguins!!!!” everytime I would pass another picture :) We’re both big fans of penguins (and cuteness in general)

  34. blackshepherd #
    March 23, 2012

    fascinating…thank you!

  35. March 23, 2012

    What an amazing experience, and fun chronicle of it!

  36. March 23, 2012

    It looked a little cold there, but a nice place to be to get those great shots.
    Nice work!

  37. March 23, 2012

    Fun read and beautiful pictures!

  38. March 23, 2012

    You must really love penguins to go through all that. They’re such awesome, waddling, birds. Great pics!

  39. March 23, 2012

    I have to show this to my 13 year old son. He fell in love with penguins when he was three and his grandma took him to an aquarium. He’s collected toy penguins ever since…funny! Thanks for posting this, cool info!

  40. March 23, 2012

    Beautiful photos….they just give me the travel itch! I’ve never birded outside of Canada and hope to visit the Antarctic one day, too to see some penguins and other wildlife. Congrats on being on Freshly Pressed!

  41. March 23, 2012

    This was such an enjoyable read :) Penguins are great!

  42. Jeanne In Utila #
    March 23, 2012

    It’s funny…I just watched Mr. Popper’s Penguins, the movie with Jim Carrey, and the Gentoo’s were the stars. Great pictures and I love the Gentoo’s checking out the stuffed one! Enjoyed your post!

  43. Mallory #
    March 23, 2012

    I love penguins…you took some wonderful pictures! Thanks for the story and for sharing your adventure with the rest of us!

  44. March 23, 2012

    O how I would have loved to see them in person! I need a vacation to Chile! Amazing post! Vibrant pictures!

  45. vallavida #
    March 23, 2012

    the photos are AMAZING

  46. March 23, 2012

    These pictures are hilarious! I love the movie March of the Penguins, but this travel tale is a better story. Thanks for sharing!

  47. March 23, 2012

    LOL! I love the little story at the end. Penguins are adorable but now that I know they attack, I do not know how close I would get to them. Those peek looks pretty pointy!

  48. G #
    March 23, 2012

    penguins are such lovely creatures.

  49. March 23, 2012

    I think penguin is a cute creature.

  50. March 23, 2012

    These photos are adorable, and I love your story. This post is awesome!

  51. March 23, 2012

    Good photos!

  52. Rai #
    March 23, 2012

    I. LOVE. PENGUINS. SO. MUCH.

  53. March 23, 2012

    Wow really cool

  54. March 23, 2012

    some day can thing I do for penguins… because my country Indonesia there are no penguins ^_^

  55. Kelli Renee Photography #
    March 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on Kelli Renee Photography and commented:
    I love this!

  56. March 23, 2012

    Interesting chronicles and great photos

  57. March 23, 2012

    i’m sure you had a blast while taking photos of penguins in their own habitat… so envious! your photos are beautiful and looking at them, it seems that i was also there viewing the wonderful scenery and observing those lovely penguins. thanks for sharing.

  58. sexylegsandbody #
    March 23, 2012

    Fabulous post, truly interesting. Love when ppl blog from their hearts.
    Take care.
    Colin.

  59. March 24, 2012

    Informative and nicely put together!

  60. March 24, 2012

    nice post thanks

  61. March 24, 2012

    Ha ha ha ha ha! Your Blog made me laugh heartily. Soooooooooooooooo CUTE! The sight of the Penguin standing mightily alone on the block looking like he has won a Presdiential election just made my day. Congratulations for getting Freshly Pressed.

  62. March 24, 2012

    :)

  63. March 24, 2012

    :-)

  64. March 24, 2012

    I really love penguins and like you, I find them adorable. But I never knew they attack. Thanks for the information.

  65. March 24, 2012

    Great story! Adelie penguins are so feisty when they want to be. One girl in our party ended up lying up against a rock fending one off once. Love the photos.

    Kimberley
    http://subantarcticscience.wordpress.com

  66. March 24, 2012

    I love your blog, and penguins! Check out our blog for more eco friendly stuff:D we will subscribe to you if you subscribe to us…..deal? ;)

  67. March 24, 2012

    You took some interesting pictures here, overall this is a great article.

  68. March 24, 2012

    That’s so cool that you tried to play a joke on them. You even planned it! Did you feel any surprise from them?

  69. March 24, 2012

    it’s very cute, i like them

  70. March 24, 2012

    No happy feet need to invent a new story…

  71. March 24, 2012

    Hej from Sweden !

    Wow !!! Great post !!! I LOVE penguins ! Thanks so much !!!
    Welcome to my blog; http://gullringstorpgoatsblog.wordpress.com

  72. March 24, 2012

    nice birds with wonderful photography……….

  73. March 24, 2012

    Nice images & I love Penguins so much they are so innocent in this Land

  74. March 24, 2012

    This was a great read! I love penguins, especially emperor penguins. I hope that I get a chance to see some in their natural habitats :)

  75. March 24, 2012

    Is very good!

  76. Raaj Trambadia #
    March 24, 2012

    Imagine – My dad went to Australia. Though it was a business trip, he got about 2 days free….and he DID NOT go and see the penguins !! I was like “Dad, seriously? What were you doing all the time? :P But anyways ….all of us are going to see the beautiful creatures of nature after like 2 months :) Cheers

    Please check out my latest post – http://raajclicks.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/capturing-the-text/

  77. March 24, 2012

    <3 love the little ones.

  78. March 24, 2012

    Great blog. Thanks for sharing all these.

  79. Spoon Feast #
    March 24, 2012

    I love the way the penguins are looking at your toy. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
    Fun post.

  80. March 24, 2012

    I saw King, Gentoo and Magellanic penguins in the Falklands – as well as Macaroni and Rockhopper. I have a sketch of a gentoo striding towards me, just like your photo. Your post brought back some very happy memories, so thanks for posting.

  81. March 24, 2012

    you have captured the penguins at very rare moment which are generally not seen. :)

  82. March 24, 2012

    I’m very sorry for writing this comment you must have spent hours reading these (that is if you actually read them). Anyway I loved the post (although personally I don’t understand why everyone loves penguins so much :).

    • March 24, 2012

      Thanks! I do read them all. The response to the post has been amazing. Being freshly pressed is quite a privilege. No matter what you think penguins look (or smell like), their lack of fear is quite incredible. There is nothing like a wild animal that does not care whether you are there or not.

      • March 24, 2012

        I agree and they are cute but sparrows have just as much character if you look closely enough and you can see them in your backyard.

  83. March 24, 2012

    thank and good post you have very good post topic

  84. March 24, 2012

    wow really superb posting freind……….

  85. March 24, 2012

    superb pictures…..

  86. Dee #
    March 24, 2012

    I am jealous of your penguin adventures…they are my FAVOURITE animal! I travelled to the zoo this summer to see the African Penguins that were there as a “special attraction” but to see them in their natural habitat would have been MORE amazing.

    I love the photos.
    Oh and I too bought a replica stuffed penguin animal :)

  87. March 24, 2012

    This is great – an entertaining story with beautiful photos! Those penguins do have personalities, don’t they?

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  88. March 24, 2012

    Great photo you took there!Penguins are so lovable and cute! 3>

  89. Fly to Sky #
    March 24, 2012

    Reblogged this on The Little Thing to Share.

  90. March 24, 2012

    I love that last picture. I have always wanted to see penguins in the wild.

  91. March 24, 2012

    These penguins are so adorable !!!
    Beautiful pics

  92. March 24, 2012

    Phooey. It didn’t embed. It’s the penguin widget from http://abowman.com/google-modules/penguins/. These penguins are benign.
    Blue Skies,
    CricketMuse

  93. March 24, 2012

    Reblogged this on transplantedlibrarian and commented:
    SUPER CUTE PENGUINS!!!!

    So of course I had to share. :) My blog may soon become half-full of other people’s adorable animal pictures.

    New life goal: become nature photographer.

  94. March 24, 2012

    Great post, I don’t like the cold but I’m glad you did and gave us this beautiful post.

  95. March 24, 2012

    What a great experience! Thanks for sharing it.

  96. March 24, 2012

    What a wonderful post. I enjoyed it very much — especially that adorable face peeking through the grass!! I’m emailing a link to this post to my daughter right away. For her, life is all things penguin. I wish I could give her a journey like this for her 21st birthday.

  97. March 24, 2012

    I’d do that and so much more for penguins!

  98. Joe Labriola #
    March 24, 2012

    Great pictures. Ironically, us discussing them and going to see them is probably contributing to their habitat degradation, but I guess we can all only do so much. I try making the little changes to prevent such decline, but it seems like the big changes needed to be made just aren’t available yet. Guess we just need to keep saving and appreciating!

  99. anissette #
    March 24, 2012

    Reblogged this on Anissette's Blog.

  100. March 24, 2012

    fantastic post…I love penguins and I love the part of the world you saw them in! – rita

  101. March 24, 2012

    I love penguins, although I never knew they had this side to them…

  102. March 24, 2012

    Nice pictures, but I would have never thought that pinguins attack… wow?

  103. March 24, 2012

    Great blog … great photos.

  104. March 24, 2012

    Great photos. I especially like the photo with the group of people and the lone man turned towards the camera.

  105. March 24, 2012

    Who doesn’t love penguins! I spent an afternoon among thousands of them near Puerto Madryn Argentina a couple of years ago and it was amazing. That photo of them inspecting the stuffed toy is great…

  106. March 24, 2012

    Oh yea,if they could only sing, what would they tell us? You told us, thanks for the trip into their universe.

    And send some more posts, please.

  107. Lotto #
    March 24, 2012

    Wow lovely pictures! So adorable! Good to know that they attack. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  108. March 24, 2012

    Well, I imagine they would know the difference between a real and a fake penguin, given their job. But it’s a shame you couldn’t stick around longer after pulling out the toy (yeah Sydney!).

    But you know something about penguins? http://littlewonder2.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/penguin-new-zealand/

  109. etexbill #
    March 24, 2012

    Like your post, and the great photos.

    Welcome to my new travel blog: http://www.places-seldom-traveled.com

  110. March 24, 2012

    Cool place to visit :) Thanks for sharing. Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  111. Sarah D. #
    March 24, 2012

    I liked getting the chance to see different types of penguins together. Thanks! Pretty interesting little beasts, and almost as cute as my puppy.

  112. March 24, 2012

    Nice pic. Thanks for sharing….

  113. March 25, 2012

    very entertaining!

  114. March 25, 2012

    I also love how penguins will steal each others nests when their rival isn’t looking.
    Steven Wade Edinburgh

  115. March 25, 2012

    I feel that the penguins’ tendency to fight rather cuts down the ‘cute’. Your pictures are great. Thanks for posting them.

  116. March 25, 2012

    Wow, I always had a suspicion that penguins were not as friendly as they seem. Would still love to see them out of aquariums though. Would be good to know of the aftermath of the great stuffed toy penguin too!

  117. March 25, 2012

    Love these photographs!

  118. March 25, 2012

    Thanks for braving the elements to share these images!

  119. March 25, 2012

    Good Story… I just love the Damn Birds, lol

  120. March 25, 2012

    They are just so cute I wanna kick em! I mean hug, damn.

  121. March 25, 2012

    Penguins are so adorable! I like them so much that I taught preschool kids how to make toilet paper roll penguins. :)

  122. March 25, 2012

    Reblogged this on Sue's Weblog, My Thoughts and Ideas and commented:
    I love penguins too and hope to have an adventure like this some day.

  123. irene #
    March 25, 2012

    th eictres with pingins are very betifull like that

  124. March 25, 2012

    Reblogged this on Welcome to Sharp&Clever and commented:
    Great Story…

  125. Ann Marquez #
    March 25, 2012

    Congrats! Your post is wonderful … wonderful photos … wonderful story … and that penguin toy … priceless.
    I ❤ penguins!

  126. March 25, 2012

    Reblogged this on breakingdawn190 and commented:
    amaging

  127. DKWomack #
    March 25, 2012

    This is great! I love it!

  128. T:) #
    March 25, 2012

    Wow!!! that must have been a…strange expirience!!!
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  129. ozge #
    March 25, 2012

    You are so lucky:) what a beautiful story…

  130. March 25, 2012

    What an entertaining read! I am a big fan of penguins. Loved your photographs :)

  131. March 25, 2012

    Glad to hear you weren’t kidnapping penguins from the Antarctic ;)

  132. March 25, 2012

    Great pictures!! I love all of them.

  133. March 25, 2012

    This is great! I love the story interspersed with thew wonderful pictures, and had a good chortle over the reaction to the toy penguin :] hahah :] xx

  134. LaMirandolina #
    March 25, 2012

    I love penguins!

  135. purplepaintbrush22 #
    March 25, 2012

    Loved this post! This is adorable, nice story ;-)

  136. March 25, 2012

    <3 penguins! Thanks for sharing! (and I'm super jealous of your experience…though not necessarily of the bus ride…)

  137. March 25, 2012

    Reblogged this on Read. Write. Blog. and commented:
    A good idea for new writers.

  138. March 25, 2012

    Loved your post! Love the pics….Love the penguins!!

  139. March 25, 2012

    great blog on penguins! That’s on my bucket list now.

  140. March 25, 2012

    Very well written story. I have a feeling that you might not have been able to get that stuffed penguin back once those two got to it.

  141. March 25, 2012

    This is really a good work. I appreciate your efforts behind that. Have a great day!

  142. Dee #
    March 25, 2012

    The last photo makes me laugh… “hey, peng! what’s that ??”

  143. March 25, 2012

    wow nice post and greate blog

  144. March 25, 2012

    Beautiful post.. Thanks for sharing..

  145. March 26, 2012

    I love Penguins too and your sharing has given me a deeper and intense insight on Penguins.

    Thank you for sharing the story and beautiful pictures too!

    I love them all :)

  146. March 26, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE the picture at the end. Those penguins have no idea what to do with the stuffed toy. I haven’t laughed that hard all night. :)
    Also, I’ve NEVER heard about penguins attacking people before… I was a little shocked when I read that part. But, to be fair, I’ve never really read about people getting close to them either. Are there any pictures floating around of the attackers?

  147. March 26, 2012

    Loved this! I was just watching Planet Earth last night and it was the episode with the penguins. They are so darn cute. I remember getting charged by a sheep in a field in Yorkshire trying to take photographs. I also thought they were quite placid until it started head-butting me…lol. Thankfully, I haven’t experienced a penguin attack (yet). I live very close to the penguin colony at Cape Point (South Africa) and they are little darlings…well, most of the time?! I suppose you never know. :)

  148. March 26, 2012

    birds feels freedom…

  149. March 26, 2012

    These pictures are lovely. Penguins are such interesting animals.

  150. March 26, 2012

    LOve iT!!!

  151. March 26, 2012

    Not sure if “Attack of the Penguins” would be a good movie idea or not.

  152. roamingtheworld #
    March 26, 2012

    Wow. Looks like you got very up close and personal to those penguins!

  153. Moonflowers #
    March 26, 2012

    Love the photos & insight into penguins!
    Thanks :)

  154. March 26, 2012

    this is a great post

  155. March 26, 2012

    Verry interesting post. The penguins are absolutely cute!

  156. March 26, 2012

    cute pics. I love penguins. In some pics, they seem to be kinda tap dancing. And I can’t believe they could ATTACK till I read this.
    Thank you for the lovely post.

  157. March 26, 2012

    My kids absolutely love penguins, so to bug them I wonder aloud if they taste like chicken. Gets a reaction out of them every time.

  158. March 26, 2012

    Great story. I loved the shots of the young. I am a sucker for the “not so mature”. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

  159. March 26, 2012

    OMG i just love penguins :D Something about them just gets to me. <(")

  160. Lindsay Feldmeth #
    March 26, 2012

    Such a fantastic story, and you write it so well!

  161. March 26, 2012

    Cute! I went there in 2007 and LOVED it! great pics

  162. March 26, 2012

    Your photos made my day, thanks for sharing. A well deserved Fresh Pressed posting!

  163. March 26, 2012

    Penguins animals beautiful and love her very much because they live a happy life and happy and free

  164. March 26, 2012

    that is great man

  165. March 26, 2012

    i love your blog

  166. March 26, 2012

    We just watched Frozen Planet last night and after watching an Adelie rob stones from another’s nest and laughing our heads off, this was a perfect punctuation. I have a stuffed Adelie. His name is Pete.

  167. March 26, 2012

    If you like penguins…you’ll like the movie “Happy Feet”.

    We love penguins. We’ve seen them in Phillips Island, Australia, New Foundland, and Chile. Your pictures are great!

  168. March 26, 2012

    Aw. I love it that you brought a penguin toy.

  169. March 26, 2012

    Reblogged this on Unusual Stranger -_- and commented:
    I Love Penguin :D

  170. March 26, 2012

    love birds love frozen planet

  171. March 26, 2012

    SO ADORABLE!

  172. March 26, 2012

    Great story and great pix – I was very much amused and impressed by the lengths to which you and your friend are willing to go for penguins. :)

  173. March 26, 2012

    as soon as i saw this post i shared it on my facebook and a few other social media sites. thank you!

  174. March 27, 2012

    my daughter loves penguins… can’t wait to share this with her.

  175. March 27, 2012

    I love Penguins!!!! And love love love the fact that you carried a toy penguin! Their reaction is truly a priceless memory. Thank you for sharing, the post is wonderful :)

  176. March 27, 2012

    Congrats on being on freshly pressed. I really like your blog please check mine out http://thistrailersucks.com

  177. March 27, 2012

    Looks like an amazing trip. Great pics!

  178. March 27, 2012

    What an utterly fabulous blog and such wonderful photos! Penguins really are quite special creatures! Thank you for sharing this with us all! =)

  179. March 27, 2012

    So jealous. I love penguins and taking a trip to see them is totally on my life list. There are a couple of National Geographic cruises but they are very expensive.

    I wept uncontrollably through much of “March of the Penguins,” and, embarrassingly, couldn’t get a hold of myself even after it was over. I sobbed throughout the long walk out of the theater to the car. I think people were a little concerned.

    • March 27, 2012

      I think it may be cheaper to see penguins in Chilean Patagonia or in Tierra del Fuego. It is a big deal to see the magellanic penguins near Punta Arenas. There are also possibilities on the South Island of New Zealand. You can responsibly see unique yellow eyed penguins near Dunedin.

  180. March 28, 2012

    Beautiful pictures.. I had no idea they were in Chile. What a wonderful chance to see these beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing.

  181. March 28, 2012

    Hello,

    I actually commented earlier and forgot to add a link to my Flickr account where I have some photos of penguins at Ottway Sound Penguin Reserve. Please visit my site. In the mean time, my pal Sock Monkey will be blogging about the experience down the road some time. He has his own blog called Big Sock Monkey Adventures.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31211592@N08/

    Grece;

  182. March 28, 2012

    Entertaining and understated post, nice photos. Congrats on FP. I like that line, “It can be good to be wrong.”

  183. March 28, 2012

    Absolutely adorable!! I loved it. :) Penguins have always been a favourite of mine, it’s great to hear your silly and slightly terrifying story of going to find them.

  184. March 28, 2012

    Reblogged this on Diary Of A Want To Be Blogger and commented:
    It’s about Penguins.
    How could I not?

  185. March 29, 2012

    I have read few of the articles on your website, and I really like your style of blogging. I added it to my favorites blog site list and will be checking back soon.

  186. March 29, 2012

    Interesting blog post – thanks. This was a pretty intriguing article. I hope to find more in the near future.

  187. March 30, 2012

    These are one of the finest photos of penguins over internet. but this is the first time i came to knew that penguins also attack. i thought theye were very polite animals

  188. April 1, 2012

    Things you do for penguins.. | cloudlessness I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble. You are amazing! Thanks! your article about Things you do for penguins.. | cloudlessnessBest Regards Lawrence

  189. April 10, 2012

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is magnificent, let alone the content!

  190. Kjetil #
    May 27, 2012

    Fantastic! I love your blog!
    K

  191. June 26, 2012

    As a penguin I really loved reading this post – nice pics too :D

  192. June 26, 2012

    Reblogged this on perkyandfriends and commented:
    So I saw this and wasn’t going to initially reblog it because I didn’t want to have too many reblogs, but I keep looking at it and can’t resist any longer….especially as it contains even more pictures of penguins, and you should know by now what I think about penguin pictures!

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