Devil Island

December 14, 2015 ~ Antarctica Day 3

Devil Island gets its ominous name from the two peaks that flank the 2km (1.24mi) long island.  It is located on the east side of the Antarctica Peninsula. The site has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 15,000 pairs of Adélie penguins. Other birds recorded as nesting there include brown skuas and snow petrels.