A volcano erupting on a small island in the Sub Antarctic is depositing ash over one of the world’s largest penguin colonies. Zavodovski Island is a small island in the South Sandwich archipelago and its volcano Mt Curry has been erupting since March 2016.

The island is home to over one million chinstrap penguins – the largest colony for this species in the world. There are actually two volcanoes that are currently erupting in the South Sandwich Islands. Mt Curry on Zavodovski Island to the north of the archipelago and Mt Sourabaya on Bristol Island to the south. FULL REPORT