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Aug 27, 2012

Mud-bath anyone?

Photo by Sjoerd van Berge Henegouwen/BNPS
A King Penguin gets coated in mud after a huge mud lake poured across the ice and separated the birds from the water at Salisbury Plain on South Georgia, in the southern Atlantic Ocean, near Antarctica.   The penguins emerged encased in mud before reaching the open sea and throwing themselves into the icy-cold ocean for a much-needed bath.   South Georgia is a British overseas territory over which it is has claimed sovereignty since 1775.  Argentina laid claimed to South Georgia in 1927 and ill-fatedly went to war with Britain in 1982 during the very brief but all-too-real Falklands War.
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