Penguin Talk

Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at 8:51 am | See all Wildlife Entries.
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Left: Lucia deLeiris on location in Albatross Rookery.
Right: Curious penguin chicks, photo by Lucia deLeiris. Artist featured in Polar Attractions.

“Sitting near the Adelie penguin nests, observing the progression of the breeding cycle over the summer season, I watched as they squabbled, stole stones from each other’s nests, courted, and fended off the predatory skuas flying overhead. On other islands, I saw Antarctic terns and watched the tiny balls of gray down emerge from their spotted eggs. I sat near two ton elephant seals, sketching their massive forms from all angles. I was never more content. Those days on the islands were the realization of a dream.” -Lucia deLeiris (Artist featured in Polar Attractions)

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