Photographer's Note

A group of King penguins were alarmed as reindeer crossed this stream. I was also alarmed, as they were only a few meters away and not knowing their behavior. There were about 30 reindeer in the group and they quickly moved to a nice patch of grass farther down the plain to feed.

Reindeer are not native to this part of the world and are a strange sight... Two reindeer herds were introduced to the island by whalers between 1911 and 1925. Numbering about 2000 today, the herds are geographically isolated to certain valleys and separated by glaciers; they remain genetically distinct and disease free.

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