Month: January 2008

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version of Adelie Penguins &raquo What Adelie Penguins do on New Years Day, originally uploaded by blather. "Morning" "Morning" "Happy New Year to you" "Happy New Year to yoursel. How's the missus?" "Oh, she's grand. Here, was I telling you about yer man... good jasus, what the bleedin' feck is that thing?" Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version »Southern Giant Petrel, originally uploaded by blather. Macronectes giganteus - Southern Giant Petrel. Giant petrels are aggressive predators and scavengers, which has led to the other common name they were known as, the Stinker.They look a bit like albatross, except for the tube nostrils on the top of their bill - albatross bills have the two tube nostrils opening seperately, further up. They're still bloody big tho - this geezer has a 2m wingspan! Another lucky shot - it's almost pin sharp, when I look at it 100%. Settings: Exposure:1/3200 sec Aperture:f/5 Focal Length:110 mm ISO Speed:200 Exposure Bias:-2/3 EV

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version »Emperor Penguin in a snow shower, originally uploaded by blather. My first emperor! This guy was standing all by himself on a piece of pack ice, in the snow. Looking a bit moody, but then, wouldn't you? These guys are huge - over a metre tall and up to 40kgs, they can live from 20 to 40 years.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Iceberg, Antarctic, originally uploaded by blather. Get high resolution version » Iceberg, Antarctica Seen from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in Antarctica, Defending Whales voyage 2007-2008.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Click for high resolution version »Icebergs, Southern Ocean, originally uploaded by blather. Iceberg, Antarctica Seen from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in Antarctica, Defending Whales voyage 2007-2008.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version »Iceberg, Antarctica, originally uploaded by blather. Iceberg, Antarctica

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version »Iceberg, Antarctica, originally uploaded by blather.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } High resolution version»Ice and Icebergs, Southern Ocean, Antarctica, originally uploaded by blather. Ice: it's more colourful than you'd think...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version » Light Mantled Sooty Albatross, originally uploaded by blather. Ok, this guy may look rather dull, but I think they're rather special, and I'm very happy with how sharp this picture turned out. It's almost pin-sharp! Phoebetria palpebrata - from a whole different family of albatross that includes the dark-mantled sooty.They're the smallest albatrosses, with wingspans of 200cm, and can dive down to 12m! They're listed as near-threatened by the World Conservation Union.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Click for high resolution version »Snow Petrel, Antarctica, originally uploaded by blather. The snow petrel is one of only three birds that breed exclusively in Antarctica and has been seen at the South Pole. It has the most southernly breeding distribution of any bird.