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King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Fortuna Bay Mountains, glaciers and ocean, the rugged and beautiful topography of South Georgia Island, Grytviken South Georgia Island coastline, showing the island's characteristic rugged topography.  56% of the island is covered by 161 glaciers, which have created numerous large bays and inlets that provide excellent habitat for marine animals and seabirds. Mountains meet the sea in steep-sided seacliffs covered with sparse vegetation.  The highest point on South Georgia Island is Mt. Paget at 2,915m
King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak. South Georgia Island Photo.
Image ID: 24581  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Mountains, glaciers and ocean, the rugged and beautiful topography of South Georgia Island. South Georgia Island Picture.
Image ID: 24580  
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
 
South Georgia Island coastline, showing the island's characteristic rugged topography. 56% of the island is covered by 161 glaciers, which have created numerous large bays and inlets that provide excellent habitat for marine animals and seabirds. Mountains meet the sea in steep-sided seacliffs covered with sparse vegetation. The highest point on South Georgia Island is Mt. Paget at 2,915m. Stock Photography of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24317  
Location: South Georgia Island
 
Hiker looks down on Stromness Harbour from the pass high above King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus Adult male Antarctic fur seal (bull), chasing down a female in his harem to confirm his dominance, during mating season, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay
Hiker looks down on Stromness Harbour from the pass high above. Photograph of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24582  
Location: Stromness Harbour, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick. South Georgia Island Photos.
Image ID: 24388  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
Adult male Antarctic fur seal (bull), chasing down a female in his harem to confirm his dominance, during mating season. South Georgia Island Image.
Image ID: 24334  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to an immense rookery of King Penguins.  It is a spectacular wildlife location, unequaled in all the world
Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to an immense rookery of King Penguins. It is a spectacular wildlife location, unequaled in all the world. Professional stock photos of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24682  
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Pano dimensions: 1886 x 21281
 
King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here.  Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage.  The icebreaker M/V Polar Star lies at anchor, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain King penguins gather in a steam to molt, below a waterfall on a cobblestone beach at Hercules Bay, Aptenodytes patagonicus Fortuna Bay, with icebreaker M/V Polar Star at anchor
King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island. Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here. Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage. The icebreaker M/V Polar Star lies at anchor. Pictures of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24383  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins gather in a steam to molt, below a waterfall on a cobblestone beach at Hercules Bay. South Georgia Island Photo.
Image ID: 24384  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Fortuna Bay, with icebreaker M/V Polar Star at anchor. South Georgia Island Picture.
Image ID: 24593  
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Northern giant portrait, profile, head detail.  The distinctive tube nose (naricorn), characteristic of species in the Procellariidae family (tube-snouts), is easily seen, Macronectes halli, Right Whale Bay M/V Polar Star, an icebreaker expedition ship, lies at anchor in Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island.  Antarctic fur seals on the beach, and the rugged South Georgia Island mountains in the distance.  Sunset, dusk, Arctocephalus gazella Wandering albatross, on nest and the Prion Island colony.  The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the wingspan between, up to 12' from wingtip to wingtip. It can soar on the open ocean for hours at a time, riding the updrafts from individual swells, with a glide ratio of 22 units of distance for every unit of drop. The wandering albatross can live up to 23 years. They hunt at night on the open ocean for cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. The survival of the species is at risk due to mortality from long-line fishing gear, Diomedea exulans
Northern giant portrait, profile, head detail. The distinctive tube nose (naricorn), characteristic of species in the Procellariidae family (tube-snouts), is easily seen. Stock Photography of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 23679  
Species: Northern giant petrel, Macronectes halli
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
M/V Polar Star, an icebreaker expedition ship, lies at anchor in Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island. Antarctic fur seals on the beach, and the rugged South Georgia Island mountains in the distance. Sunset, dusk. Photograph of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24318  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Wandering albatross, on nest and the Prion Island colony. The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the wingspan between, up to 12' from wingtip to wingtip. It can soar on the open ocean for hours at a time, riding the updrafts from individual swells, with a glide ratio of 22 units of distance for every unit of drop. The wandering albatross can live up to 23 years. They hunt at night on the open ocean for cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. The survival of the species is at risk due to mortality from long-line fishing gear. South Georgia Island Photos.
Image ID: 24385  
Species: Wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans
Location: Prion Island, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin preening. Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island, Aptenodytes patagonicus 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 Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella, Hercules Bay
King penguin preening. Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island. South Georgia Island Image.
Image ID: 24387  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
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. Professional stock photos of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24390  
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Antarctic fur seal. Pictures of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24392  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Macaroni penguin, 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 Oakum boys, juvenile king penguins at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island.  Named 'oakum boys' by sailors for the resemblance of their brown fluffy plumage to the color of oakum used to caulk timbers on sailing ships, these year-old penguins will soon shed their fluffy brown plumage and adopt the colors of an adult, Aptenodytes patagonicus Oakum boys, juvenile king penguins at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island.  Named 'oakum boys' by sailors for the resemblance of their brown fluffy plumage to the color of oakum used to caulk timbers on sailing ships, these year-old penguins will soon shed their fluffy brown plumage and adopt the colors of an adult, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Macaroni penguin, 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. South Georgia Island Photo.
Image ID: 24393  
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Oakum boys, juvenile king penguins at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island. Named 'oakum boys' by sailors for the resemblance of their brown fluffy plumage to the color of oakum used to caulk timbers on sailing ships, these year-old penguins will soon shed their fluffy brown plumage and adopt the colors of an adult. South Georgia Island Picture.
Image ID: 24405  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
Oakum boys, juvenile king penguins at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island. Named 'oakum boys' by sailors for the resemblance of their brown fluffy plumage to the color of oakum used to caulk timbers on sailing ships, these year-old penguins will soon shed their fluffy brown plumage and adopt the colors of an adult. Stock Photography of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24406  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest here, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin, solitary, standing, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Fortuna Bay
King penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest here, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick. Photograph of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24431  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick. South Georgia Island Photos.
Image ID: 24456  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin, solitary, standing. South Georgia Island Image.
Image ID: 24602  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from Risting Glacier at the end of the narrow fjord M/V Polar Star approaches Jenkins Glacier (left), Risting Glacier (center) and a third glacier (right) at the end of Drygalski Fjord King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from Risting Glacier at the end of the narrow fjord. Professional stock photos of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24687  
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
 
M/V Polar Star approaches Jenkins Glacier (left), Risting Glacier (center) and a third glacier (right) at the end of Drygalski Fjord. Pictures of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24688  
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick. South Georgia Island Photo.
Image ID: 24386  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
Antarctic fur seal, on grass slopes high above Fortuna Bay, Arctocephalus gazella Gentoo penguins, calling, heads raised, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul Gentoo penguin walking through tall grass, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul
Antarctic fur seal, on grass slopes high above Fortuna Bay. South Georgia Island Picture.
Image ID: 24583  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguins, calling, heads raised. Stock Photography of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24690  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguin walking through tall grass. Photograph of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24701  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguin stealing nesting material, moving it from one nest to another, 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, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Gentoo penguin stealing nesting material, moving it from one nest to another. South Georgia Island Photos.
Image ID: 24719  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
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. South Georgia Island Image.
Image ID: 24391  
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 


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