I am standing in the snow in the lower right portion of the photo. The numbers written into the photo denote where I had markers place for GPS locations to be taken later.
The photo below is a much larger Adelie Penguin colony at the same complex of penguin colonies on King George Island near the small U.S. Research base called Copa.This colony was never able to be accurately counted prior to my work because it was so large. Any guesses as to how many nests are in this colony?
Another photo of a couple of smaller colonies at Copa. I am standing just in the photo on the lower left.
One day we dropped the camera low over a Gentoo colony to observe the reaction of the birds. As you can see from the photo, they did not appear to even notice the kite and camera over them. I like the patterns radiating from the nest sites.