Abstract photos are always an option including in Antarctica. This one is a reflection of the 100-200 foot high walls of glacial ice in the calm waters of Neko Harbor.
Two Gentoo penguins negotiating one of the penguin "highways" on Cuverville Island, Antarctica. It is amazing the elevations these penguins can climb and the rock obstacles that they can overcome.
This chinstrap penguin is taking a short break from the 5-10 day stretch spent warming the egg. It takes about 5 weeks for a chinstrap penguin egg to hatch. Half Moon Island, Antarctica
This Chinstrap penguin seems to be our welcoming party at Hydrudga Rocks, Antarctica. Seems to have a smile on his face and is glad to see us. None of the penguins in Antarctica exhibited fear of us. Mostly they went about their business and, if necessary, waited for us to be clear of their path.
This chinstrap penguin is carrying another rock up to the nest. They tend to do this all day long especially because other penguins are stealing from its nest when they are stealing from others' nests. I bet some of these rocks have been carried dozens of times. A bit comical to watch them work so earnestly at being thieves.
This chinstrap penguin is walking by an old whaling boat on Half Moon Island, Antarctica.
Antarctica! could use some more exclamation points. It was that good. On this afternoon as we cruised into Neko Harbor we had several hours of landscape shots like this from the deck of the Ushuaia.
Sailing into Neko Harbor, Antarctica. It looks like an icy and forbidding landing spot.
Two zodiacs launched from the M/V Ushuaia on a Muench Workshops photo tour of Antarctica show the scale of the mountains and the glacial ice in Neko Harbor, Antarctica.
Chasing humpback whale flukes on a snowy day in Bancroft Bay, Antarctica. Although summer, the black and white version makes this seem a cold and ominous scene.
The Sarah W. Vorwerk resting in a harbor on Cuverville Island, Antarctica. This 54 foot yacht regularly crosses Drake Passage between the tip of South America and Antarctica and sails to South Georgia Island as well as the Falklands. These expeditions are probably for the more hearty adventurers.
A humpback whale turning over a slow dive in Bancroft Bay, Antarctica. Who knew whales could be such "impressionists".
A Gentoo penguin "porpoises" beside our Zodiak as we head back to our ship after a landing at Cuverville Island, Antarctica.
A penguin stands alone atop an iceberg under a light snow in Bancroft Bay, Antarctica.
A bird flying through the evening light in Antarctica near Neko Harbor and Lemaire Island.