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March of the Penguins

Posted by Will Rose - 12th January 2018

Here in London, spring is definitely not in the air. Winter feels like it is never going to end and summer seems as likely as me getting a time machine. But, here’s some heartwarming images to (hopefully) get you through the next few months…

Penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arriving at international airports and at iconic landmarks. From Sydney to Buenos Aires and from London to Johannesburg, the question on everybody’s mind – what are they here for?

The penguins are part of a new Greenpeace campaign calling for the creation of the largest protected area on earth: a 1.8 million square kilometre ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic. An Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary that would form a safe haven for penguins, whales and seals. A Sanctuary that keeps away industrial fishing vessels sucking up the tiny shrimp-like krill, that Antarctic life relies on. An Antarctic Sanctuary that limits the impact of climate change. A Sanctuary that would help secure the health of our oceans.

This Sanctuary will only happen if we demand that our leaders protect our shared oceans. This year we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make it happen – the Antarctic Ocean Commission meets to discuss the proposal in October.

We need to stand with the penguins and make world leaders listen to us, all of us! Join the movement to protect the Antarctic

Seeing the sights in Barcelona before hitting the Spanish coast with snorkel and fins.
Another penguin was seen arriving in Sydney and not wasting any time seeing the iconic Sydney Opera House after the flight.
Grabbing some cool shade in Argentina’s Beunos Aires while waiting for a bus.
Riding around in a London cab and getting a good look at the beautiful Tower Bridge.
Feeling upside down on the other side of the world stopping off in wintry cold Stockholm en-route to the Arctic.
Taking in the amazing Gwanghwamun Gate and Gwanghwamun Square in South Korea. Tourist mode on.
Ticking off one of the world’s greatest cities, Berlin, and grabbing another all important suitcase travel sticker.
Tagging along on a guided tour of Berlin by the The Brandenburg Gate.
Another Penguin was seen in Hamburg causing a flap amongst the local seagulls.
Posing for travellers at Washington National Airport in the United States.
Wandering around looking for Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Stocking up on some flat-pack Scandinavian furniture from IKEA in Sweden.
Getting directions to Hamburg’s famous Miniatur Wunderland from a passer by in the hauptbahnhof.
Literally hanging out at Caminito street museum in La Boca, Buenos Aires.
A collection of holiday snaps from London. Including: being a young wizard at Harry Potter’s platform 9 and 3/4s at King’s Cross, wowing the locals, riding on the back of a 1950s routemaster bus and making an important call back home from a red telephone box.


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