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Uh..oh... here come the tourists... I'm outta here! by Krys Bailey

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Chinstrap Penguins (pygoscelis antarcticus) with some of our zodiacs in the background as we invade Point Wild, Elephant Island in the South Shetlands.

To quote Wikipedia: “The island is most famous as the desolate refuge of Ernest Shackleton and his crew in 1916. Following the loss of their ship Endurance in Weddell Sea ice, the 28 exhausted men reached Elephant Island after a harrowing ordeal on drifting ice floes. They established a camp at a place they called Point Wild where they were able to regain some strength.”

Apparently nobody has set foot on this island for 10 years until we showed up. I can’t be sure of that fact but wouldn’t be surprised since our landing involved hopping over the bow of our zodiac onto slippery rocks while being pounded by the waves and derided by the penguins and seals. ;o)


  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture, Krys. So clear and detailed.

  • Thanks Dot! We had only 5 minutes to get our photos so we could make room for the other “tourists” from our ship so had to be quick! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot and such clarity. it makes it even more special, given the difficulties you had to overcome to take this little stunner. Did you notice, it has some red on the right shoulder? is that blood, poor little fellow

  • Thanks CeeJay! No, fear not, that is not blood. That is either krill or… er… the result of when penguins eat krill, hahaha! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

    HELUAalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    Good one Krys

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect capture Krys…..I love the title – lol… much fun! jd

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 4 years ago

    lol…they are adorable!!! ;o)

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryseralmost 4 years ago

    Run away! Very nice

  • BoudoirKandy
    BoudoirKandyalmost 4 years ago

    oh how adorable are they !! great capture and caption!

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 4 years ago

    EXCELLENT WORK!!!! The penguins are so cute.

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...almost 4 years ago

    Thanks for clearling that up.

  • No probs CeeJay! Did you see my pic of pink penguins I posted a week or so ago!? Covered in pink stuff!!! Good thing they scrub up clean eventually when they go in the oggin…. ;o)))

    – Krys Bailey

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