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Gentoo penguin research

Gentoo penguin research

Marty’s photo of the day #3328: When Deb and I traveled to Antarctica, we stopped at a research station. In this photo from that stop, a gentoo penguin is hard at work, researching whether are not Deb’s nylon pants are edible.

Follow me!

Follow me!

Marty’s photo of the day #3216: “Okay, everyone. Follow me!” (Gentoo penguin chicks, photographed just off the coast of Antarctica.)

Penguin before and after

Penguin before and after

Marty’s photo of the day #3078: Marty: “Ya know. It would be really cool if you guys could stand together, so I could show people a before-and-after picture of gentoo penguins molting.” Penguins: “How’s this?”

Gentoo penguin chicks

Gentoo penguin chicks

Marty’s photo of the day #3067: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. These are gentoo penguin chicks, photographed on Antarctica.

Penguin scenic

Penguin scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3065: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. Today we have a gentoo penguin mother and chick, photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

A penguin parable

A penguin parable

Marty’s photo of the day #3007: To the average person this is just a group of penguins. So let me—an expert in penguin politics—interpret this photo for you, which I smuggled in from a Russian research facility on Antarctica: There are both Adélie and gentoo penguins in this image. For years the gentoos have had […]

The curious chick

The curious chick

Marty’s photo of the day #2980: We had a strict rule on our Antarctica expedition: we could not approach any animal closer than fifteen feet. The animals, on the other hand, didn’t have such rules, and they could approach us as close as they wanted to. In this photo, a curious gentoo penguin chick has […]

Penguins say Happy Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and LGBTQ Pride Month

Penguins say Happy Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and LGBTQ Pride Month

Marty’s photo of the day #2923: Happy Father’s Day! One thing about penguins is that you can’t easily tell their sex by looks or behavior. Is this really a daddy penguin feeding his chick? Or is it a mommy penguin feeding her chick? I could use this same photo to wish people a Happy Mother’s […]

Waiting for mom

Waiting for mom

Marty’s photo of the day #2861: A gentoo penguin chick watches the ocean, waiting for mom or dad to come home. (Photographed on an island off the coast of Antarctica)

When are you going to feed me?

When are you going to feed me?

Marty’s photo of the day #2812: Today’s photo is dedicated to all the human parents out there with fully grown children who just won’t move out of the house. It could be worse. You could be a gentoo penguin parent, who has to risk its life at sea, only to come ashore and regurgitate its […]

Antarctica scenic with photobomb

Antarctica scenic with photobomb

Marty’s photo of the day #2706: Here’s a nice scenic photo, I took on an Antarctica island. The gentoo penguins cooperated nicely for this shot. A south polar skua provides the photobomb.

A bird’s gotta eat

A bird’s gotta eat

Marty’s photo of the day #2661: I climbed up a rocky hill on an Antarctica island to take this photo. This is a south polar skua, looking down on a gentoo penguin colony. What the skua intends to do isn’t pleasant from a human or penguin point of view. But hey, a bird’s gotta eat.

You are the best mom . . .

You are the best mom . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2353: “You are always there to protect me on the coldest nights and in the thickest fog. You are the best mom in all of Antarctica!”

A penguin feeds her chick

A penguin feeds her chick

Marty’s photo of the day #2292: This morning has been a busy one, with a bunch of work-related issues that needed immediate attention. Consequently, I’m late with my photo of the day. And when I’m rushed, I always go to the stable of penguin photos on my hard drive. Let’s see . . . how […]

Penguins in the fog

Penguins in the fog

Marty’s photo of the day #2113: Photographing in thick fog is difficult, as it confuses camera metering and focusing. Here’s a photo I was able to save of a gentoo penguin chick and mother, on an island, just off the coast of Antarctica.

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