Imagine standing among heaps of thousands of King Penguins. This is exactly what Senior Marine Mammal Keeper Ady experienced on her trip, to Antarctica recently.
This trip was not a relaxing holiday, but a trip for people who care about wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery.
Ady was onboard the ship, representing Taronga, giving the other passengers talks as they encountered rare seals and penguins.
In a few weeks Ady took about 7,500 photos! I guess she was excited!
As Ady and the passengers walked among the wildlife, her day-to-day experience with Taronga’s marine mammals was useful, especially when they saw a young male seal charge the group. Ady stood up to the seal and barked back at him. I would have loved to have seen that!
Ady said "It was a very special trip; it is an experience I will never forget. I was pinching myself constantly, being in between albatrosses, lots of other rare birds, Leopard Seals, Crabeater Seals, New Zealand Fur Seals and so many different types of penguins".