Another day and another adventure on the Antarctic Peninsula. We came across a beautiful group of Islands in the Gerlache Strait with one in particular, which is named Useful Island. The name itself comes from the whaling days when sailors would be dropped onto the island and they would climb the summit to spot for whales in the Gerlache Strait. On this Island there is a large breeding colony of Gentoo Penguins, whom are noisy and smelly and most importantly just too damn cute for words.
As we came on shore there was a young Weddell seal pup taking a nap amongst the noisy, smelly chaos that is penguin colonies. Not only was he content to lay there amongst the 1,000's of penguins but the smile on his face suggests he is in the comfortable spot imaginable.
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