Here are some pictures of the helicopter taking five of our birds back to the ice edge, where we originally caught them. The ice edge is so far away (~60 miles from camp) that we can’t release them directly from Penguin Ranch.
Unfortunately, I was still on ASA 3200 when I shot these photos, so most were burnt out. I did darken the photos some, but you lose a bit of detail from that.
These photos just show us loading the boxes. Each box contains one bird. The penguins tend to be calmer in a dark box, which makes it safer to transport them.
and the helo taking off,
in one shot, you can see Scotty the pilot.
We are now down to 10 birds! One-third less guano to clean each day.