Gentoo Penguin chicks at González Videla Base, on the Antarctic mainland at Waterboat Point in Paradise Bay. One advantage of visiting this base is the opportunity to get closer to the penguins than is allowed elsewhere. This is because the Gentoo Penguins nest very close to the walkway up to the base. This allowed me to get more intimate moments in the life of these delightful chicks. Gentoo Penguin chicks have voracious appetites and it was great fun watching their antics.