Fab Foto Friday and the March of the Adelies!
The March of the Adelies! Penguins are an absolute delight. ALL penguins. I must say, though, the Adelies were the most delightful of the delightfuls! They are one of three Brushtail Penguins species found in the Antarctic, and Adelies are not found anywhere else. The penguins were discovered in 1840 by scientists on a French Antarctic expedition led by Jules Dumont d’Urville. D’Urville named southern Antarctica, or a part of it, Adélie Land, after his wife, Adéle. Scientists Jacques Hombron and Charles Jacquinot also called the penguins “Adelies”.
Cute? Adelies give the name cute to penguins. Adorable, fun to watch, they make one happy just by existing. Yes, I took a lot of photos of them…wouldn’t you??? These penguins are rather indecisive, a bit anxious with people, and keep together in a flock. There are over 60,000 estimated Pairs having their chicks! It is incredible! When one Adelie goes, thousands follow! I hope you enjoy these photos taken at Brown Bluff, in the Ross Sea area! Enjoy the March of the Adelies!