HOW DID THE PENGUIN GET ON TOP OF THE ICEBERG?
Figured it out yet? Of course it could not
jump that high and there is no ladder on the back side. Remembering
that 70% of a floating iceberg is below the surface (as shown by the
second picture which I did not take but was published on the web), it is
a matter of physics (figured it out yet?).
The iceberg floated ashore during a very high tide (probably a storm) and became grounded. Probably with somewhat less than 70% of the berg under water the penguin swam and jumped the probably slightly more than 30% of the height to the top. It then went to sleep. Non-breeding birds spend their days to sea feeding and their short nights sleeping on a beach or on a large iceberg. At the end of the season they spend about a month standing on shore molting the old feathers off and growing new ones for the next year. So the next morning the penguin woke up in a quandry with no way down. Fortunately, penguins can climb down sheer clifts using their toes and beak (they can stop their fall down a cliff by digging in with their beak and toes). So that is the story. Hope you enjoy it. If you want to put the penguin/iceberg in place of my picture it would be an improvement.
Have fun at the reunion. Rennie