The sighting of this Penguin was an absolute surprise! We were eating dinner and Iggy came over the ship intercom, saying an adolescent Emperor Penguin had been sighted nearby they he felt we needed to go immediately, if we wanted to see him. We all leaped our of our seats in the middle of dinner and ran to our cabins to put on our gear.
Penguins annually go through a moulting process, during which period the Penguin loses its feathers and they are replaced with new waterproof feathers. During this molting period the Penguin is unable to go to see and as a result is unable to eat during this time. This is a very stressful period.