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  • MrsBean

    Wow, what gorgeous photos. I was curious about this line : "...or the colors that the penguins drag along with their feet." OK, this I need to know more about! A quick Google search brought me to an in-depth interview with photographer Gaston Lacombe talking about his trek to Antarctica.

    The answer? "...The browns are sediments dirt released by annual thaw and carried across the surface of the ice by wind, melt-water, or creatures’ feet. Around the main penguin colony areas, the browns give way to pink. That’s down to diet and the call of nature. “Penguins eat a lot of krill,” says Lacombe. “Krill goes in pink when eaten, and comes out of the other side pink too.”"

    Nifty! The more you know.

    • jcscher

      Thank you for the comment. You also could have added that link as an "Add Related Link ' which you can find below on the right side of the page on any posted snap. I hope this helps you:)!

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