Aliens! I’m sure king penguins are aliens, or maybe they were made by aliens and left here a while ago. Our first landing at South Georgia would be on the legendary Salisbury Plain, and there would be king penguins. As we approached the beach we first saw the red parkas of our landing crew, then little missiles darted around us in the water, and little “people” gathered around our crew, waving to us, lined up as far as we could see up the beach. Every emotion bubbled up as the images overwhelmed us. We landed, carried backpacks and tripods onto the beach and penguins wandered with us. We were directed to secure our gear, leave one end of the beach for people-free photographs, watch out for elephant seals in the tussock, proceed toward the "colony" … and then we saw the other 100,000 penguins!
Look for all the kings and six other species of penguins from the trip in the Penguins gallery.
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