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Photographer goes in search of penguins


April 16, 2020

Jeb Schenck

Local photographer Jeb Schenck captured this incredible photo of a Rockhopper penguin while on a trip to the Falkland Islands. There are about 300,000 breeding pairs of this species in the Falklands, one of seven species that are found there.

Five hundred miles east of Tierra del Fuego, at the tip of South America, lies a series of mostly flat islands, dotted here and there with a few hills and small mountains where the wind blows consistently between 25 and 35 m.p.h. every day.

Why in the world would someone want to go there, much le...

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