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King Penguin Cloud

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Google Maps Location photo was taken from: 54°7'5.832" S 36°36'23.88" W

We spent a good four plus hours at Salisbury Plain, seeing hundreds of thousands of King Penguins. The weather was mostly overcast, with barely a moment of sun. After getting back to the ship, we would normally pull up anchor after finishing the day and head on out overnight to our next spot on the island. But that evening, we finally go to see the blue skies and sun. We stayed parked for a little bit and got to see a magnificent sunset with and bask in this beautiful twilight, the sun gently rimming over the outline of the mountains and the clouds gently streaking through the skies. And if you look closely, you can see that cloud in the center, which looks a little bit like the head and beak of a King Penguin, lying flat on its belly. Maybe that was the Kings saying to us, thanks for stopping by and please come back soon.