Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part V (Peterman Island) - Travels Blogs

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part V (Peterman Island)



Our fourth day of our Antarctic Adventure on the Seabourn Quest brought us to Peterman Island.  It was, for me, my favorite to date...and it is a place that Seabourn had never visited before.
Seabourn Quest at Peterman Island, AntarcticaPeterman Island, AntarcticaBeside the beauty of the area with small granite outcrops with nesting Adelie and Gentoo penguins,

Adelie PenguinAdelie Penguin and chick.
My vote for the cutest penguin chicksAdelie Penguin and chicks
Adelie penguins are always rushing around and
seem to slide on their bellies
a lot more than the other penguin speciesWhile the Adelie mother feeds only her chick, the chicks
try to get fed by all mothers.  What is a mother to do"
Run Away!  Run Away!
Gentoo Penguin feeding timeit is home to Antarctic cormorants (also known as Blue-eyed Cormorants or Shags).
Antarctic CormorantAntarctic Cormorant fledglings

What is really interesting is that all three of these species nest literally next to each other on the same outcrop with no conflicts at all.

There were also snowy sheathbills (the only ?land? bird in Antarctica).  If you look close they are very ugly and, to me, are sort of the New York City pigeons of the Antarctic.  (The Seabourn Expedition team refers to them as "Antarctic chickens", but I think they are just being kind.)

Snowy SheathbillBut there was something else:  Enough space to have some alone time with nature.  I was able to watch chicks feed, corm...
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