Chinstrap penguins nesting on Deception Island

Here on Deception Island, there is no vegetation, so the chinstrap penguin makes a rudimentary nest of small stones. Even small stones are in short supply, and so the penguins mostly steal them from one another's nest, which is a fairly unproductive exercise as they lose them as fast as they steal them! They nest very close together, just out of pecking distance of each other when lying on their nest.