Here is a cute photo, similar to cards seen at the museum. We saw two separate groups of girls say ‘awww’ and buy the card for their loved ones. If they only knew…
Although these penguins are close – it isn’t consensual. I’ve included a slide show of photos in sequence below.
We did get to see lots of types of penguins – these are king penguins. Kings are the second largest penguins – only the similar looking Emperor penguin is larger. We saw hundreds of thousands of the kings at their breeding grounds on South Georgia. If you do take a trip to Antarctica, I’d definitely recommend that you visit South Georgia.
I was very surprised at the smell from the penguins. They do eat a lot of fish so I should have guessed the stink. For your viewing pleasure, here is a king penguin going through the same pool that we walked through – and it isn’t just mud.
(My boots still smell.)