“Home Sweet Home” Emperor penguins are among the hardest birds in the world to get to. Their colonies are scattered around the edges of Antarctica and often far inland from open water, which makes them difficult to reach by ship. For our expedition we chartered a Twin Otter on skis with an experienced ice pilot from the Yukon. After we spotted a colony on the Weddell Sea ice, we landed the plane at a respectable distance and set up camp for a month. It was a bare-bones camp, but who needs luxury when you can be with emperor penguins 24/7! The weather was rough. During one ferocious blizzard, I had to hang on to the poles on the inside to make sure the tent wouldn’t blow away. Stay tuned for more images and stories of wild places and wildlife.
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