The team woke early for an excursion to the Emperor Penguin colony, but the flight ended up being delayed for several hours. Eventually, after the delay had been sorted out, half of the team made the flight to the penguin colony and had the chance to explore around for an hour and a half. At this time of year, the chicks are very large, but still easily recognizable by their thick grey downy feathers. The other half of the team went to explore the nearby ice caves. Warm temperatures have caused the commonly empty cave to have a river rushing through it, but they still had an amazing hike on the ice shelf. 

Tomorrow, the other half of the group is scheduled for an early flight to the penguin colony, and the rest of the team will be preparing for the flight to the South Pole on Sunday!

Enjoy the photos and check back again soon for another update from this South Pole Flight expedition. And stay tuned for our next expedition, the South Pole Last Degree Ski Expedition.

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