Paulet Island
Paulet Island
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Irene Eng
New York City, New York2,316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It’s our 14th day of the 18-day trip.

The location on my photos n videos taken with iPhone shows as Heroína Island.

Penguins. A few seals. Skuas who look for opportunities to steal eggs and babies.

Zodiac only

Paulet Island is a circular island about 0.93 miles (1.5km) in diameter, 2.8 miles SE of Dundee Island, off the north-eastern end of the Antarctic Peninsula. It's composed of lave flows capped by a cinder cone with a small summit crater. Geothermal heat keeps parts of the island ice-free, and youthful morphology of the volcano suggest that it was last active within the last 1,000 years.

The large penguin colony, has 1.2 to 1.3 million mid-sized Adélie penguins, which only found in Antarctic continent, which was named after the wife of its discoverer Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842). It was a rare endeavor when everything was named after the sponsors - usually their kings or queens.

This island is a popular destination for sightseeing tours.

The Adélie penguins' diet is mainly krill and fish. The water surrounded the island is pink from their guano, and is smelly.

2 seals and a group of penguins
One of them says, “let me see who’s here.”
S/he looks up at us, “oh, another group of tourists.” Then goes back to stretch under the sun, however common or rare.
The other seal says, “lets me go to intimidate the little penguins.”
S/he moves slowly toward the little agile Adelies. They look at the fat slowmo and chorus “oh we’re so so scared.”
Ha ha ha imposing my little world view onto them.

2个海豹懒洋洋的晒太阳
“哦 看看谁来了” 其一说 “一群吃饱了撑的游客” 躺下换个姿势
另外一只说 “让我去搅搅小企鹅们”
右手边的小企鹅们看着心宽体胖的海豹 “哦 我们好害怕哦
好[偷笑]害[呲牙]怕[得意]”

他们的乐趣

The two aerial photos are from the ship photographer.
Written 15 April 2024
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Penguins, Adelie Penguins, thousands of them, chicklings, adults, chasing, feeding, sunbathing and you are among them. Thousands swimming to the shore, Äthers resting on ice....

if you do like penguins this is the number one spot on the world for you.

Thrown in are a lot of shags and some other bird and mammals but this place is about penguins.
Written 9 March 2023
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MalcolmM1947
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
I love Adelie penguins. They are such busy little creatures and have the most amazing ability to climb up to quite high levels on Paulet Island. After South Georgia, this was the greatest number of birds seen in one spot. Yes, they are smelly but watching their antics on the beach and climbing the hills is worth putting up with.
Written 29 March 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We have the chance to land on Paulet Island during our expedition cruise trip on 11 Jan. It was really smelly prior to landing. The place was filled with Adelie penquins from the rocky beach to the mountain top. Apart from penquins, seals, shags and comorants were also found on this Island. What a wonderful sight. Highly recommended.
Written 1 February 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We had a landing on Paulet Island from an expedition cruise with Hurtigruten. You could smell the island well before we reached it! There is a colony of about 100,000 breeding pairs of Adelie Penguins! What an amazing sight! There are also some shags, seals and a few other species. There is what remains of a hut built by the survivors of a Swedish exploration expedition, whose vessel was wrecked. The Adelie penguins are real comics and a delight to watch.
Written 30 January 2019
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Julie O
Gold Coast, Australia41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
What an amazing experience to walk amongst the penguins.
If you want to help penguin research go to Penguin Watch.com
Written 3 March 2018
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AIWIW
Houston, TX639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
Once in a lifetime experience! Pictures cannot describe the scenic beauty-you have to be physically present there to appreciate the surroundings. Icebergs, Whales, Seals, and Penguins all around you.
Written 23 February 2017
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virginian9
Newport News, VA1,731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Visited in December 2016 with Quark Expeditions aboard the Sea Adventurer. Quark is top of the line for Antarctic cruising. Paulet Island was amazing. We took zodiac boats over to the island from our ship. We saw Adelie penguins by the thousands (I believe our guide said there are over 30,000 breeding pairs on this island.) Great viewing of Weddell seals and amazing icebergs calving nearby.
Written 16 January 2017
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GlobalOkie
Norman, OK353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
Penguins were everywhere and so fun to watch! Three types of penguins went about their day, completely ignoring the gawkers and camera-wielding, parka-wearing tourists.Surreal experience!
Written 8 June 2016
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StenAllan
Stockholm, Sweden393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
This little island in the Weddell sea has no snow on parts of the land in the summer. This makes its possible for 250.000 - 500.000 adelie penguins to nest there. You can also see the ruin of a cottage built by the Swedish Nordenskjold expedition which suffered a shipwreck and spent the winter on the island and was later miraculously rescued by the Argentinian ship "Uruguay".
Written 18 January 2015
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PAULET ISLAND: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)