December 25, 2008 in Pictures
The Antarctic is also filled with birds of all kinds, notably penguins, skuas and petrels. Check out what the expedition photographer, René Robert, was able to catch on film this year!
Snow petrels playing lovebirds
© International Polar Foundation / René Robert
The skua's nest: From the cradle for its young, to the grave for the petrels which feed them.
A Skua's breakfast: A snow petrel which was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The snowed in snow petrel
The snow petrel entering its breeding place inside a dyke of pink granite.
Return of the petrels to utsteinen
The fly of the snow petrel
The Antarctic petrel flying over the ocean
The lovely Adelie penguins come greet the photographer
The small Adelie penguins performing their favourite dance
Emperor penguins on the road
The cha cha cha
The Emperor penguins in their tux-like suits are snobbing us
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