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Gentoo penguins: Gentoo penguins. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
A gentoo snoozes on the nest.  Jougla Point, Dec. 4. Gentoo penguins greet each other, Jougla Point, Dec.4, 2003. (Crop of photo [700].) Penguins spend a lot of time finding rocks for their nests, Jougla Point, Dec. 4. Chinstrap takes a peck at a Gentoo after getting crowded on the trail, Hannah Point, Dec. 2. Gentoos, Cuverville Island, Dec. 3.
Gentoos at rest, Petermann Island, Dec. 3. Lots of gentoos, just one of many big colonies we saw, Cuverville Island, Dec. 3. As this distant shot of a couple of gentoos proves. penguins can indeed fly.  For a few feet anyway.  Torgersen Island, Dec. 4. Humans head up as gentoos head down, Hannah Point, Dec. 2.

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