On a visit to the emperor penguin

For several years the ship "Kapitan Khlebnikov" was the only tourist boat on which people can observe penguins in their natural habitat. His last outing in the sea ice is scheduled for November 24, and all tickets are already sold out.





Emperor penguin chicks at Snow Hill Island in the Weddell Sea, off the coast of West Antarctica, are so similar to the heroes of the animated film "Happy Feet." (PAL HERMANSEN / STEVEBLOOM.COM / BARCROFT MEDIA)



For explorers of the Antarctic this year may be the last, when they will be able to delve into the region to watch the penguins in their natural habitat. (PAL HERMANSEN / STEVEBLOOM.COM / BARCROFT MEDIA)



Emperor Penguin jumps out of the water near Snow Hill Island. 55-year-old Norwegian photographer Pal Hermansen from Oslo visited the Snow Hill two years ago, until the last tourists visiting the province. (PAL HERMANSEN / STEVEBLOOM.COM / BARCROFT MEDIA)



For several years the ship "Kapitan Khlebnikov" was the only cruise ship on which people could watch the penguins in their natural habitat. This icebreaker is a super-powerful body and a special shape that allows it to effectively penetrate the ice. (PAL HERMANSEN / STEVEBLOOM.COM / BARCROFT MEDIA)

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