Teenage boys and girls

These young penguins are usually extremely curious. They really want to try out anything (except for swimming yet). Whether it is whale bones or human beings, they often come running towards them to see what they are. We have to stay five meters away from these creatures, but these chicks definitely don’t know that rule. I had them attack my legs, my camera or just curiously coming towards me to check me out. Gives great opportunities for pictures though!


Gentoo Penguin chick


Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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