Here are more photos of the landing shot in a proper ISO. (See previous entry – as you can see, the day wasn’t as gray as the photos posted earlier suggested.)
The birds all did well on release, and the ice edge is just as far out as it was. (The edge is all the way out to Beaufort Island.)
You can the helicopter coming in. It’s the black dot above the fence line. In the foreground, you can see the penguin’s snow wall, which serves as a wind break for them. They also like to eat the clean snow and, at times, enjoy climbing on the wall to look around.
The helo coming in for a landing.
Brendan and Jessica helping to unload the empty penguin boxes.
The helo going back to McMurdo.