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Erre­ra Chan­nel – March 13, 2017

It is nice, for the dif­fe­rence, not to cover a lar­ge distance from one day to the next one. To wake up whe­re we fell asleep. To calm down a bit, geo­gra­phi­cal­ly, in a way.

We are in the Erre­ra Chan­nel as we wake up, just around the cor­ner from Andvord Bay. And soon we are stan­ding in a litt­le ant­arc­tic pen­gu­in para­di­se. Gen­too pen­gu­ins, gen­too pen­gu­ins, gen­too pen­gu­ins. Not in thousands any­mo­re, but in hund­reds, as they are stan­ding on snow and rocks, loo­king a bit scruffy. They are moul­ting, pro­bab­ly annoy­ed by the itching of the fea­thers that are about to fall off and to be repla­ced by nice, new ones. Some are very curious and come clo­se to have a look at the­se fun­ny, colour­ful visi­tors.

Gal­le­ry – Erre­ra Chan­nel – March 13, 2017

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Also the hump­back wha­les in the Erre­ra Chan­nel and neigh­bou­ring waters are now in late sum­mer mood. They have been fee­ding for weeks and mon­ths in pro­duc­ti­ve ant­arc­tic waters. Now they are merely moving, snoo­zing and slee­ping at the sur­face without doing much at all. Soon it is time to move nor­thwards to war­mer waters, also for them.

last modification: 2017-03-30 · copyright: Rolf Stange