Antarctic Trip Part-4


Those are pics form Gibbs Island. It is 13 km long and 2 lm wide. James Weddell, whose chart of the islands appeared in 1825, was apparently the first to use the current name.

This type of penguins are Gentoo Penguins grow to a height of 60-80 cm. They weigh up to 8.5 kg. In the northern breeding areas, egg deposition already begins in  June, while in the southern regions it does not start before mid  September.





And these ones are Chinstrap Penguin





Chinstrap Penguins with a small glacial morrena/moraine on the back.




The color of the eyes of the Chinstrap penguins  are dark orange to brown with a height of 68-76 cm and a weight of up to 5,3 kg. They are smaller than the Gentoo Penguins. The female usually lays two eggs which are initially incubated by the male while the fame goes back to the sea to store additional fat. Then the parents take turns incubating the eggs. The chicks hatch after 31 to 39 days and are fed by their parents for another 48 to 59 days.  Their diet primarily consists of crustaceans and fish which are caught just underneath the surface of the water. The drive are brief and rarely take longer than one minute.



More beautiful Seals!!!



Sleeping this one looks like a human :-).




Leaving form Gibbs island four Chinstrap Penguins were playing  or trying to stand in that amazing blue iceberg…<3.





Photos by  Dona GB.


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