Veendam’s Penguin Encounter

Veendam’s Penguin Encounter

Here are some pictures from the Veendam during our special cruise to Antarctica from January 6th to the 23rd of 2012. We were lucky, and had an extra day in Antarctica due to some unexpected storms. Five of these pictures were taken in Antarctica, while the picture of the Rockhopper penguin was in the Falklands, where we experienced summer weather with temperatures of 67 degrees. — Ruud van Deventer


penguin 2

penguin 5


penguin 4

Editor’s Note: Ruud’s a member of the Holland America Line family. His father was Captain HL van Deventer, and he’s working with Captain Albert to update his biographical information!


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  1. Joyce February 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    I was on that cruise and these are wonderful pictures. I wish I had the telephoto lens Ruud had. GREAT shots.

  2. Ruth H.Brecht Sandlian February 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Penguins are my favorite animals–saw them by the hundreds on the hatching grounds with their young chicks.Such fascinating,hardy animals and so tame you would wish to have them as pets.

  3. Jutta Partyka February 11, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Wonderful pictures….wunderbare Bilder. Thank you for sharing…danke fuer tieln mit uns. Greetings from Massachusetts …Gruesse aus Massachusetts USA Jutta

  4. Almuth Ewing February 11, 2012 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos, down to the sheen on the breast-feathers !! Thank you !

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