Striated Caracara, Gentoo Penguin Photo, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua



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. Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, natural history stock photograph, photo id 24075
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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. Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom

Stock Photo: 24075
Species: Striated caracara, Gentoo penguin, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Lat/Long: S 051° 02' 02.99", W 061° 12' 57.85" (Coordinates: -51.03416°, -61.21607°)
Altitude: 13.00m
Format: Digital 3:2
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Updated: November 18, 2017

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