The Chinstrap Penguin Highway: Baily Head, Deception Island Antartica

The Chinstrap Penguin Highway: Baily Head, Deception Island Antarticat

Baily Head on Deception Island off the Antarctic peninsula is an amazing place. Home to about 170,000 breading pairs of chinstrap penguins it is the second largest known chinstrap colony. The chinstraps make their nests up on the rocks in moraine-carved hills of this active caldera. With such vast numbers there is a constant and relentless flow of penguins from their nesting sites to the sea where the feed, so much so that they form a bi-direction highway. The landing to get to Baily Head is steep and exposed. We were lucky to be able to make this landing.

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