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©Copyright P. Ward - picture taken 1985 / 86
Penguins have the densest arrangements of feathers of any birds, though this is somewhat misleading as most other birds can fly and so have larger feathers of a different sort. Penguin feathers are more hair-like than traditional feather-like and give excellent insulation against the cold. They do have "directionality" though and aren't any where near as good if ruffled, so in strong winds with blowing snow like this, these adelie penguins get down low, face the wind and make themselves as short and compact as they can manage.
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|This picture is one of a collection assembled in
2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W.
Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in
Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then
placed here on the web.
The reunion weekend was
14-16 September 2007.
The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.
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