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Iceberg with Chinstrap Penguins

February 13th, 2010 at 11:40 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

As we approached the second iceberg of the day, we discovered it had a colony of chinstrap penguins on it. The boat’s motor intimidated them a bit and caused them to waddle further inland.

Our second iceberg turned out to have a group of chinstrap penguins on top of it - look for the tiny black specks

Our second iceberg turned out to have a group of chinstrap penguins on top of it - look for the tiny black specks

We saw some of the chinstrap penguins near the edge, and hoped they would jump - they didn't, alas

We saw some of the chinstrap penguins near the edge, and hoped they would jump - they didn't, alas

After we finished our circuit of the iceberg, we heard a sound like a gunshot and saw a large piece break off an fall into the water.

Part of the iceberg calved with a loud gunshot-like sound and fell into the water

Part of the iceberg calved with a loud gunshot-like sound and fell into the water