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My First Penguin in Antarctica

Despite the time I’ve spent here in Antarctica, up until last week I had never actually seen a penguin. That all changed when I was biking from McMurdo Station across the frozen sea ice out to Willy Field airfield. As I was riding along, I noticed a van of people stopped on the ice looking at something, and went over to check it out. It was a lone Emperor Penguin, straying away from the rest to molt. He was moving fairly quickly over the ice, both sliding on his stomach and walking along. Cute!

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