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Oh hey, I've got a blog over here!

*Cross-posted from my Frozen Sharon blog*


My poor neglected travel blog. I haven't posted anything here since the end of October. I shall blame the holidays. Yeah, that's it! (Can I blame the holiday season if it's been 4 months since posting?)

Well, I haven't traveled anywhere yet, and I haven't really entered any contests.
I'm still obsessed with Antarctica though! On Twitter, I have been following Andrew Evans. His Twitter ID is Bus2Antarctica and here is his bio: Andrew Evans is traveling 10,000 miles, from DC to Antarctica, by bus for National Geographic Traveler.

Awesome, huh? He's been Tweeting stuff from the trip, and uploading pictures from Twitter. This trip is his first time in Antarctica.

I've been loving following his adventure, but the pictures he put up today just blew me away. It's a BLACK penguin! The following pictures & the captions underneath are by Andrew Evans.

*edit*
It looks like Andrew removed the pictures from his ow.ly account. I'm guessing it was to protect his copyright, or because NatGeo wanted him to so they can be published later in NatGeo Traveler, since he was working for them on the trip. I did save copies of them, but until they are back online I won't put them here.
*/edit*


Isn't that just the most amazing thing? And to see it your very first time to Antarctica.



Also, the dude who won the Quark Expeditions contest is now on his trip and the blog posts are being uploaded. I'm gonna read them later today, and probably link to or cross post them for y'all to see too. Lucky SOB.

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kniblet
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
So pretty! Black penguins would probably be at a significant evolutionary disadvantage (too visible from below the water with the sun shining down). But so, so pretty. :)
hellziggy
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I just love him!
kindredspirit75
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
hellziggy
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
You're welcome! I never would have imagined such a thing could exist. :)
dragonsally
Feb. 26th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
Goddamit - you keep having icons I need to steal. Being little penguin I am so grabbing your dancing penguins and making an icon from teh black pengy.
hellziggy
Feb. 26th, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
Hee hee! Go for it. The dancing penguins was given to me originally by someone. As for the supah awesome black pengy, if you credit it, make sure you credit Andrew, not me. :)
mcbarnes1970
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
Do you think he celebrates Black History Month?
hellziggy
Mar. 6th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
My friend Sharon says that she gets the theme from Shaft in her head when she looks at the picture.
whimsywinx
Feb. 26th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
That bird is awesome! I love how when he scrunches his head scrunched down, he looks like he's been photoshopped.
hellziggy
Mar. 6th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Now that one of the pictures is up on the National Geographic site the cries of "Photoshop!"have started appearing in the comments. I just don't see any evidence of Photoshop. I'm positive they're real!
whimsywinx
Mar. 8th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
I think it's some trick of the light, because when he stretches his neck, you can see it's all one bird.
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