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Macaroni penguins, on the rocky shoreline of Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island.  One of the crested penguin species, the macaroni penguin bears a distinctive yellow crest on its head.  They grow to be about 12 lb and 28" high.  Macaroni penguins eat primarily krill and other crustaceans, small fishes and cephalopods, Eudyptes chrysolophus Gentoo penguins, permanent nesting colony in grassy hills about a mile inland from the ocean, near Stromness Bay, South Georgia Island, Pygoscelis papua, Stromness Harbour Gentoo penguins nesting beside a lake, snow-covered South Georgia mountains in the background, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul
Macaroni penguins, on the rocky shoreline of Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island. One of the crested penguin species, the macaroni penguin bears a distinctive yellow crest on its head. They grow to be about 12 lb and 28" high. Macaroni penguins eat primarily krill and other crustaceans, small fishes and cephalopods.
Image ID: 24391  
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguins, permanent nesting colony in grassy hills about a mile inland from the ocean, near Stromness Bay, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24586  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Stromness Harbour, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguins nesting beside a lake, snow-covered South Georgia mountains in the background.
Image ID: 24691  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins and whale bones, on the cobblestone beach at Godthul, South Georgia Island.  The whale bones are evidence of South Georgia's long and prolific history of whaling, Aptenodytes patagonicus Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults.  The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, New Island Rockhopper penguin.  This juvenile has not yet developed the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults.  The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, New Island
King penguins and whale bones, on the cobblestone beach at Godthul, South Georgia Island. The whale bones are evidence of South Georgia's long and prolific history of whaling.
Image ID: 24692  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults. The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
Image ID: 23724  
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Rockhopper penguin. This juvenile has not yet developed the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults. The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
Image ID: 23725  
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults.  The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, New Island Magellanic penguins, in grasslands at the opening of their underground burrow.  Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years.  They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans, Spheniscus magellanicus, New Island Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults. The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
Image ID: 23726  
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Magellanic penguins, in grasslands at the opening of their underground burrow. Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years. They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans.
Image ID: 23774  
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23829  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23835  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23836  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23837  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23838  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23839  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23840  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23841  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23845  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Image ID: 23850  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin.  Gentoo penguins reach 36" in height and weigh up to 20 lbs.  They are the fastest swimming species of penguing, feeding in marine crustaceans and fishes, Pygoscelis papua, Carcass Island Magellanic penguin, at its burrow in short grass, in the interior of Carcass Island, Spheniscus magellanicus Gentoo penguins walk through tussock grass.  After foraging in the ocean for food, the penguins make their way to the interior of the island to rest at their colony, Pygoscelis papua, Carcass Island
Gentoo penguin. Gentoo penguins reach 36" in height and weigh up to 20 lbs. They are the fastest swimming species of penguing, feeding in marine crustaceans and fishes.
Image ID: 23963  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Magellanic penguin, at its burrow in short grass, in the interior of Carcass Island.
Image ID: 23964  
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguins walk through tussock grass. After foraging in the ocean for food, the penguins make their way to the interior of the island to rest at their colony.
Image ID: 23970  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin, vocalizing, atop of hill of tall tussock grass, Pygoscelis papua, Carcass Island Magellanic penguins, at their burrow in short grass, in the interior of Carcass Island, Spheniscus magellanicus Gentoo penguin defends its dead chick (right), from the striated caracara (left) that has just killed it.  The penguin continued to defend its lifeless chick for hours, in spite of the futulity and inevitabliityof the final result.  Striated caracaras eventually took possession of the dead chick and fed upon it, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, Steeple Jason Island
Gentoo penguin, vocalizing, atop of hill of tall tussock grass.
Image ID: 23983  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Magellanic penguins, at their burrow in short grass, in the interior of Carcass Island.
Image ID: 24063  
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Gentoo penguin defends its dead chick (right), from the striated caracara (left) that has just killed it. The penguin continued to defend its lifeless chick for hours, in spite of the futulity and inevitabliityof the final result. Striated caracaras eventually took possession of the dead chick and fed upon it.
Image ID: 24075  
Species: Striated caracara, Gentoo penguin, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, Steeple Jason Island King penguin colony, Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest on South Georgia Island each summer, Aptenodytes patagonicus Icebreaker M/V Polar Star anchored in the Bay of Isles,offshore of the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed.
Image ID: 24086  
Species: Striated caracara, Gentoo penguin, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
King penguin colony, Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest on South Georgia Island each summer.
Image ID: 24316  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Icebreaker M/V Polar Star anchored in the Bay of Isles,offshore of the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain.
Image ID: 24397  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior including mutual preening, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain
King penguin at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24398  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior including mutual preening.
Image ID: 24399  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior.
Image ID: 24400  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 


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