Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday, March 11

9am – Half Moon Island

I am a terrible photographer – not skilled, not interested – so I will leave the close-up animal pictures to others. Suffice it to say – SEEING PENGUINS AND SEALS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT IS EXTRAORDINARILY EXCITING! Sort of like nothing else on earth...

When I first told her I was going to Antarctica, my friend Colleen asked whether I could possibly bring back a penguin feather for her little boy’s feather collection. In fact, the Antarctic Treaty strictly requires that visitors bring nothing to Antarctica and take nothing away with them, so the only feathers I could bring him back were virtual:

5 comments:

elle said...

penguins and seals are adorable!

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Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

Oops. I was so excited I commented on two posts at once!

Virtual feathers are also very nice.

Colleen said...

Jenny - you rock! Thanks so much for this; Pierce and I just saw the entry and we think it is too cool.

Love ya!

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, I'm not surprised about that visitor rule about bringing/taking anything. Nice virtual feathers!