Once the ice breaks up and open water appears off Hut Point, you can see whales here at McMurdo. Mostly Orca's but also Minke whales are seen. Here are some Orca whale shapes in the water (it's hard to get a great whale photo) and Adelie penguins. The Adelie's are so much fun to watch, they are so animated, energetic and seem to love being together in groups. They make me smile everytime I see them.