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First Contact – A Black Tie Event

penguin_colony_1-020213It was first contact – and love at first sight – when three humans on an Antarctic expedition met up with 9,000 emperor penguins on Princess Ragnhild Coast.

The penguin colony had been spotted three years ago in a satellite photograph, but no humans had ever met them until a three-man team set out from the Derwael Ice Rise, where they were working with glaciologists some 30 miles from the colony, and 150 miles from their base. [readon]


The penguins showed no fear of the humans, but the men kept their distance anyway in order not to disrupt the life and culture of these remarkable birds.

More photos are here.