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Beaks and Peaks

These 3 penguins are doing an interpretive dance in honor of the mountains. Just kidding, they're sizing each other up and occasionally sparring. They pointed their beaks at each other in a threatening way and shuffled around in unison for a long time. This was taken at St. Andrews Bay, home of the biggest king penguin colony in the world.

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Like a penguin conference :)
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I present to you: Mr. and Mrs. Penguin

These two penguins (and their audience) stood in this pose for several minutes. If only human weddings were this easy to shoot! This was in a colony of gentoo penguins on Cuverville Island in Antarctica.

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Adorable. Happy Holidays!
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Jelly Rolls

These baby elephant seals (called "weaners") are just a few months old. They're giant tubes of blubber. Even though they haven't been fed in a while, they just sit there and somehow keep getting fatter! At some point they'll realize that mom's not coming back, and they'll find their way to the water and start catching their own food.

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They should head over to the South Sandwich Islands for a bite to eat.
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Ocean Nova

This was the ship that took us to South Georgia Island and Antarctica. It's a great ship for photographic expeditions because of its small size. A smaller number of passengers means that everyone can be on shore at the same time rather than having to take turns, which can be required in the ecologically sensitive landing areas if you go on one of the larger ships.

If you look closely, you can even see a few groups of seals swimming around!
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I thought they were lovely. We visited in mid February and we had sunny, fairly warm weather. We went for walks on several of the non-main islands and saw penguins and lots of birds, notably a colony of albatross.
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Take me to your leader

Penguins are probably the funniest creatures on earth. These guys came to investigate the strange sounds that one of our guides was making. This was at St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world.
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so cute
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What an honor to work on one of the most exciting products Google has ever launched!

And a nice shoutout to our team:
"Controlling my lighting system is probably what I find most useful about the Home, as it precludes the need for me to pull out my phone, open an app, and tap a button to just turn out the lights. I’ve found Home to be more reliable than the Echo for my Hue and SmartThings systems — it generally is able to work with just one command, which I can’t always say about the Echo."
For over a decade, Google search has been indispensable. It’s the first place we go whenever we need to find information on virtually anything. It’s used countless times a day on our computers, our...
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eagerly awaiting for integration with Lutron .. (Clear Connect)

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You make me wanna shout

Take two for +John Getchel who actually expects a photo attached to a photo post. Sheesh, so demanding!

This was St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world. There are about half a million penguins here! (200,000 breeding pairs; 1 pair = 2 adults, plus about 100,000 chicks) After a year of traveling thousands of miles separately, a breeding pair will reunite in the same area year after year. They will each come back to this mass of 500,000 squawking penguins and find each other just by the sound of their voice!

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Wewww
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You make me wanna shout

This was St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world. There are about half a million penguins here! (200,000 breeding pairs; 1 pair = 2 adults, plus about 100,000 chicks) After a year of traveling thousands of miles separately, a breeding pair will reunite in the same area year after year. They will each come back to this mass of 500,000 squawking penguins and find each other just by the sound of their voice!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay
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You would think I knew how to use this G+ thing since I helped build it. Alas.... :)
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Let me snuggle you

The baby elephant seal in the back kept crawling all over the one in the front until the one in the front tried to shove him off with this great flail of frustration. The one in the back is all, "Hey look, there's a guy with a camera!"

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This is what it looked like for 3 days on the dreaded Drake Passage. We're on deck 3, so this is already 2 stories above the surface of the water. My cabin was right next to the dining room. When the seas got really rough (much rougher than in this video), I would sometimes hear a big CRASH! of dishes followed by screaming. :)

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I went on the "fly the Drake" trip 2 years ago... and we got fogged out so the plane couldn't go. On this trip (the second try), we decided not to take another chance with the plane. :)
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Penguins in formation!

I promise this isn't Photoshop - the penguins got into this V shape all on their own! These are gentoo penguins. You can tell by the orange beaks and feet. This was from Cuverville Island in Antarctica. South Georgia Island had more wildlife, but Antarctica added icebergs. There were some really surreal scenes down there.
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Your photos are amazing. I hope you found it as life changing as we did.
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I'll miss you, Antarctica and South Georgia Island! Just a couple more days of travel and I'll be home. After 20 intense days, it's time to follow the lead of this Zen penguin and take a nap.
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Wow
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Engineering Manager on Google Photos, and previously an engineer on Google Maps. Before Google, I spent a few years in natural language processing. Also a follower of Christ and professional husband.
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