Solo Surfer

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Mark Connell

Gentoo Penguin surfing an iceberg in Cierva Cove, Antarctic Peninsula. Cierva Cove lies on the south side of Cape Herschel, within Hughes Bay. It is named after Juan de la Cierva, the inventor of the autogiro (the precursor to the helicopter, first flown in 1923). This site is known for its collection of stunning icebergs and abundance of leopard seals. It is also home to Primavera, an Argentinian summer research station.

Location: Cierva Cove, Antarctic Peninsula

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