With fantastic matching stamp and cancellation:
TAAF stamp featuring Gentoo penguins
(Issued 15 June 2011)
©Taaf François Lepage
The Crozet Islands are a sub-antarctic archipelago divided into two groups: L'Ocidental and L'Oriental in the southern Indian Ocean. They form one of the five administrative districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
The Crozets has one of the highest concentrations of breeding seabirds anywhere in the world, they are home to seven species of albatros and half of the world's king penguins.
The highest point is MT Marion-Dufresne at 1050m. There are no glaciers and they have been a National Park since 1938.