Proprietor’s wildlife photos and videos

I have to put up more of my penguin videos because penguins (note yesterday’s language post). We’ll see videos and photos of three species today. Try to see the videos on full screen.

Here are some gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in the water and trying, largely unsuccessfully, to mount a small iceberg. Cuverville Island off Antarctica, November 20, 2019

A stately King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) walks with great dignity at Bluff Cove, East Falkland, November 24, 2019.

A Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) scuttles on its belly. Orne Harbor, Antarctica, November 16, 2019.



Nobody ever claimed that penguins are great walkers. This chinstrap, also at Orne Harbor, has some trouble getting about:


  1. Mark Cagnetta
    Posted December 14, 2019 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing Jerry!

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 14, 2019 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Some really good penguin videos and photos. Get the idea the wind is relentless in this world.

    • Posted December 14, 2019 at 8:41 am | Permalink

      Yes, you can hear it on nearly every video I made there.

      • Posted December 17, 2019 at 11:57 am | Permalink

        I wonder why that is – purely because there are no trees or large structures, or is there something else going on?

  3. Michael Fisher
    Posted December 14, 2019 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Thank you very much! Will you be making your Antarctic shipboard lectures available in some form Jerry? It would be a sin if all that prep work & the info itself didn’t result in a resource for future generations.

    • Posted December 14, 2019 at 8:42 am | Permalink

      They didn’t tape them and I’m not sure I’m allowed to disseminate them.

      • Barbara Radcliffe
        Posted December 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

        I too would love to read your lectures if it were possible.

        • Posted December 14, 2019 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

          They can’t be read because I don’t write out my lectures (only humanities people do that). They’re just a series of slides that I talk in front of.

          • rickflick
            Posted December 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

            I think we can work with that. We’ll recreate the moment. We’ll film you giving the lectures again in front of a green screen and we’ll insert suitable Antarctic scenes in the background. 😎

  4. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted December 14, 2019 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    These get better and more delightful with every new post

  5. helenahankart
    Posted December 14, 2019 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    What great pics. Im very envious

  6. phoffman56
    Posted December 14, 2019 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Thanks, because enjoyment.

  7. rickflick
    Posted December 14, 2019 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Little nuns. 😎

  8. Mark R.
    Posted December 14, 2019 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Loved the belly perambulation. Too cute. Penguins make me laugh and make me happy. Thanks for today’s highlight.

  9. boudiccadylis
    Posted December 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    what’s the turkey like creature with the Kings?

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