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Holy Moley!! that's a lot of Penguins!!

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands

This is but a small slice of what we saw that day on Salisbury Plain, the largest King Penguin colony, with around 500,000. And add in the baby chicks who hatched a month ago, those little brown furballs also known as oakum boys. Take this picture and multiply it by about 20 wide and 4 high and that's how large this massive field of penguins was. Let alone the sheer stunning beauty and size of this, add in the adorable sounds of them cawing and them bumbling around 2 feet from you, some of them nipping at your pant leg or tripod leg, and you were left in awe. Just stunning sights to see here.

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