An Audience with the Emperor
The chance to see Emperor Penguins in the wild is a rare, privileged and unmissable opportunity. You need an icebreaker, helicopters and a focussed team - and the only 2 icebreakers currently fitted out for passengers are normally in high demand in the Arctic. But these extraordinary and fascinating birds make the time, effort and cost worthwhile.
They have such a unique existence, display such character and enchanting behaviour, and show such curiosity and interest in us, as their only bipedal companions, that our few hours with them, will remain floating in the memory as a sublime and dreamlike time.
With quite a few photos from 4 days spent in their presence, it seemed worth putting a commemorative book together using photos from Lisa and myself.