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Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Nesting pairs on the Gentoo penguin colony on the island tend their eggs and chicks. They have to be vigilant to ward off skua birds who try to eat the eggs and chicks. The penguins swim to catch food for themselves and their chicks several times a day..

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Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula.  Nesting pairs on the Gentoo penguin colony on the island tend their eggs and chicks. They have to be vigilant to ward off skua birds who try to eat the eggs and chicks. The penguins swim to catch food for themselves and their chicks several times a day..