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Two boats meet penguins at Petermann Island

The Antarctic Treaty reserves Antarctica for peaceful purposes (tourism) and scientific endeavors. The heart of the treaty meets at Petermann Island when the m/v Ortelius and Armada Española both arrive at the Island. The Orelius carrying tourists and the Armada Española carrying scientists researching invertebrates. The penguins were already there.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Trena Repp