This was our first step on the actual Antarctic continent. The Argentines have a base here called the Argentine Almirante Brown Station. There is a colony of Gentoo penguins here, easily recognized by their bright orange beaks. The birds were in the middle of a 3-4 week molt of all their feathers. On the cliffs were nests for a colony of Blue-eyed Shags. The icebergs were a beautiful color of blue. I can't believe how many Penguin pictures I took!
Paradise Bay
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Putting "Zodic" in the water
Paradise Bay
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Paradise Bay
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Iceberg in Paradise Bay
Argentine Almirante Brown Station
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Climb up from the Station
"Explorer II" in Paradise Bay
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Our "Transportation" a Zodiac
Green Snow Algae
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Red Snow Algae
Copper Stains in the Rock


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