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Snapshots

  1. navigational aid

    Snapshot Title: navigational aid
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Half Moon Island on a Late Summer Afternoon
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The penguins don't seem to mind.



  2. Lichen

    Snapshot Title: Lichen
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Half Moon Island on a Late Summer Afternoon
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The orange patches are lichen. We often saw lichen growing on rocky islands in the Southern Ocean.



  3. And more penguins

    Snapshot Title: And more penguins
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Half Moon Island on a Late Summer Afternoon
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Too far to say what species, but they are penguins in large numbers.



  4. Chinstrap Penguin and fur seal

    Snapshot Title: Chinstrap Penguin and fur seal
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Half Moon Island on a Late Summer Afternoon
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The fur seal is resting, and doesn't pay any attention to the penguin as he walks by.



  5. A Bad Feather Day

    Snapshot Title: A Bad Feather Day
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Half Moon Island on a Late Summer Afternoon
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This Chinstrap Penguin looks a little ruffled. He is moulting, loosing his old feathers and growing new ones. Soon he will be his usual sleek self again. Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins moult every year...



  6. Zodiac

    Snapshot Title: Zodiac
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Half Moon Island on a Late Summer Afternoon
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This sturdy flat-bottomed watercraft carried about a dozen yellow-clad explorers at a time. We used the Zodiacs to move between the ship and shore. We also used them for "cruises" which were excursion...



  7. The Professor Multanovskiy

    Snapshot Title: The Professor Multanovskiy
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Half Moon Island on a Late Summer Afternoon
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Our ship waits nearby for our return. You can see the crane that is used to launch and retrieve the zodiacs. that we use for landings. Passengers board the zodiacs using a gangplank, which is on the p...



  8. Gentoo Penguin

    Snapshot Title: Gentoo Penguin
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Half Moon Island on a Late Summer Afternoon
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    With this red beak and small, white ear patches, we can safely say that this is a Gentoo Penguin