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by Katherine Yaksich

Happy Earth Day! 

 Scenes of the Gentoo penguin colony at Port Lockroy, the southernmost post office in the world located in Antarctica.  

 This year the Penguin Post Office received a record number of applicants for 4 jobs requiring a 5 month stint without running water or electricity.  

 There is so much beauty all around us and Antarctica has definitely given me a greater appreciation for our planet.  

 #antarcticaordie 

 (at Antarctica)

Happy Earth Day!

Scenes of the Gentoo penguin colony at Port Lockroy, the southernmost post office in the world located in Antarctica.

This year the Penguin Post Office received a record number of applicants for 4 jobs requiring a 5 month stint without running water or electricity.

There is so much beauty all around us and Antarctica has definitely given me a greater appreciation for our planet.

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

Despite this image that shows a large number of chinstrap penguins on Deception Island, Antarctica, 1/3 of this breeding colony has been lost in the past 20 years most likely due to a warming planet.  

 #antarcticaordie (at Antarctica)

Despite this image that shows a large number of chinstrap penguins on Deception Island, Antarctica, 1/3 of this breeding colony has been lost in the past 20 years most likely due to a warming planet.

#antarcticaordie (at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

Porpoising penguins are one of the most difficult things to photograph. Not only are they incredibly fast, but they’re also nearly impossible to track. 🐧🐧🐧 
#antarcticaordie 

 (at Antarctica)

Porpoising penguins are one of the most difficult things to photograph. Not only are they incredibly fast, but they’re also nearly impossible to track. 🐧🐧🐧
#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

| FEEDING TIME | 

 A Gentoo penguin feeds it’s chick a large piece of krill to prepare it for winter, which is fast approaching.  
It’s common to see parent Gentoo penguins leading their chicks on a feeding chase, forcing the chicks to exercise and learn how to become independent.  

 #antarcticaordie (at Antarctica)

| FEEDING TIME |

A Gentoo penguin feeds it’s chick a large piece of krill to prepare it for winter, which is fast approaching.
It’s common to see parent Gentoo penguins leading their chicks on a feeding chase, forcing the chicks to exercise and learn how to become independent.

#antarcticaordie (at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

| PENGUIN BREAKFAST | 

 Leopard seals violently whip penguins back and forth to skin them. It was extraordinary to witness this first hand in Antarctica. 

 Check out Paul Nicklen’s leopard seal photo series to see some incredible images of these wild beasts.  

 #antarcticaordie (at Antarctica)

| PENGUIN BREAKFAST |

Leopard seals violently whip penguins back and forth to skin them. It was extraordinary to witness this first hand in Antarctica.

Check out Paul Nicklen’s leopard seal photo series to see some incredible images of these wild beasts.

#antarcticaordie (at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

A gentoo penguin mother and chick at the Penguin Post Office in Port Lockroy. Unfortunately, this chick will most likely not survive since it got such a late start and winter is fast approaching.  

 #antarcticaordie (at Antarctica)

A gentoo penguin mother and chick at the Penguin Post Office in Port Lockroy. Unfortunately, this chick will most likely not survive since it got such a late start and winter is fast approaching.

#antarcticaordie (at Antarctica)