Cuverville Island is dome-shaped and one of the few places in Antarctica with growths of lichen and moss. This was the only day on our entire expedition that we had sun instead of snow. The surrounding glaciers glistened and everything seemed brighter and fresher (except for the thick guano on the ground). The 5000 breeding pairs of penguins were exceptionally friendly here, lots of noise and friendly arguing amongst the chicks. There was a leopard seal patrolling the water so few moms went after food for their chicks. This would be our last island before heading home.
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Explorer II in the bay
Sunrise on Cuverville Island
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Sunrise on Cuverville Island
Cuverville Island
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Cuverville Island
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Cuverville Island
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Bay filled with icebergs
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Moss and Lichen on the rocks
South Polar Skuas


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