Brown Bluff
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 21 Dec 2021

Brown Bluff, 12/21/2021, National Geographic Resolution

  • Aboard the National Geographic Resolution
  • Antarctica

What a day! Brown Bluff is an extraordinary place. As we cruised toward the shore, we noted black and white movement—small forms walking up hills and shooting out of the water onto land. Adelie penguins and their chicks! These penguins live along the coast of Antarctica, and they have distinctive white rings around their eyes. We also observed gentoo penguins with their chicks. Gentoos are stockier, distinguishable by the bold white band between their eyes and over their heads. Excitement filled us as the penguins wandered past to carry out their duties during an eventful austral summer in Antarctica.

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