The best thing about walking the same route over the course of a year is having the chance to see the seasonal changes and witness the annual cycle of the wildlife. I watched this pair of gentoo penguins start making their nest in August, picking rocks out of the snow and ice. They laid their eggs in September when the days started to get longer and the weather warmed up a bit. The chick hatched out in October and now, after quite a few weeks of fattening up, it is ready to start walking around on its own. It will spend the next few summer months learning how to be a penguin before winter kicks in, the days shorten and it has to start evading the hunting leopard seals that move north from the pack ice.