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)