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Author: Will Nicholls
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Towards the end of an amazing 13-day expedition to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, we were cruising in Zodiacs around the Yalour Islands when we spotted an iceberg being used by penguins as a place to rest and preen. Small groups of gentoo and Adelie penguins were sliding down it into the water or jumping out and climbing up its steep sides. This particular spot was the most popular place for penguins exiting the water and I was lucky enough to capture the precise moment when a gentoo catapulted out of the water to land on the iceberg behind three Adelies who were already making their way up to the flatter top of the berg.
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