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The last landing we made in the Antarctic Peninsula was at Barrientos Island. This was the chance to immerse ourselves in a large colony of Chinstrap Penguins- an opportunity we hadn’t yet come across. I didn’t take many images on this island as I was so caught up in the moment and blown away by emotions, visuals & wildlife; I just decided to take most of it in without a lens. This is one of the few images I captured on this island and I feel blessed to have truly seen. The lighting was incredible and an adult Skua (the brown bird on the left) flew into a huddle of Chinstrap Penguins in an area of nesting. Skuas are predatory birds as well as scavengers and young penguin is their choice meat.
Here the Chinstrap penguins are victorious; moments later they successfully chased the Skua away from the colony.