Stranger on the sea ice

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This week at Casey: 18 October 2013

A day trip was to Robbos

On quad bikes was set,

Whilst out on the sea ice,

A stranger we met,


Walking out to sea,

Before turning aback,

When closer she got,

We saw white, yellow and black


Large she quite was,

About one meter tall,

Her species confirmed

That unmistakable squawk,


An emperor was she,

And lost I think she is,

Our meeting was brief,

We thought it might blizz,


But as we walked away,

She followed us back,

To our quad bikes,

Still stopped in their tracks,


One more squawk she did give,

Saying, “what about me?”

But we had to get back,

Back to Casey.


Matt W.

A close head shot of a Emperor penguin
The stranger on the ice
(Photo: Mick Williams)
Another Emperor close up shot
The Emperor
(Photo: Mick Williams)
Close up of the penguin's feet
Happy feet
(Photo: Mick Williams)
Close up of the Emperor's eye
Eye see you
(Photo: Mick Williams)
A full body picture of the emperor looking at sunglasses on the ice
What is that?
(Photo: Mick Williams)
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