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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 Add To Light Table King penguin at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior including mutual preening, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 24429  
Species: Wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans
Location: Prion Island, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24437  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior including mutual preening.
Image ID: 24438  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.  Hundreds of thousands of 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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table Photographer overlooking the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, with over 100,000 pairs of king penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table
King penguins at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island. Hundreds of thousands of 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.
Image ID: 24439  
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.
Image ID: 24444  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
Photographer overlooking the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, with over 100,000 pairs of king penguins.
Image ID: 24445  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins at Salisbury Plain, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
King penguins at Salisbury Plain.
Image ID: 24446  
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.
Image ID: 24448  
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.
Image ID: 24449  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
Molting king penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table King penguins at Salisbury Plain.  Silver and black penguins are adults, while brown penguins are 'oakum boys', juveniles named for their distinctive fluffy plumage that will soon molt and taken on adult coloration, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table
Molting king penguin.
Image ID: 24450  
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.
Image ID: 24451  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins at Salisbury Plain. Silver and black penguins are adults, while brown penguins are 'oakum boys', juveniles named for their distinctive fluffy plumage that will soon molt and taken on adult coloration.
Image ID: 24452  
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, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table King penguins at Salisbury Plain.  Silver and black penguins are adults, while brown penguins are 'oakum boys', juveniles named for their distinctive fluffy plumage that will soon molt and taken on adult coloration, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 24453  
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.
Image ID: 24454  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins at Salisbury Plain. Silver and black penguins are adults, while brown penguins are 'oakum boys', juveniles named for their distinctive fluffy plumage that will soon molt and taken on adult coloration.
Image ID: 24457  
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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table Shackleton Memorial Cross, with mountains of South Georgia Island, Grytviken Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 24458  
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.
Image ID: 24459  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
Shackleton Memorial Cross, with mountains of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24466  
Location: Grytviken, 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, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Fortuna Bay Add To Light Table Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 24534  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak.
Image ID: 24600  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24683  
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus Add To Light Table Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus Add To Light Table M/V Polar Star at anchor in a snowstorm, Cooper Bay Add To Light Table
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24710  
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24711  
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island
 
M/V Polar Star at anchor in a snowstorm.
Image ID: 24712  
Location: Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus Add To Light Table Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from the glacier at the end of the narrow fjord Add To Light Table Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from the glacier at the end of the narrow fjord Add To Light Table
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24713  
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from the glacier at the end of the narrow fjord.
Image ID: 24715  
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
 
Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from the glacier at the end of the narrow fjord.
Image ID: 24716  
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
 
Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Add To Light Table King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Fortuna Bay Add To Light Table Sunset viewed through the window of my cabin on the M/V Polar Star, somewhere between Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island Add To Light Table
Antarctic fur seal.
Image ID: 26347  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: South Georgia Island
 
King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak.
Image ID: 26348  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Sunset viewed through the window of my cabin on the M/V Polar Star, somewhere between Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24097  
Location: Southern Ocean
 


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Animal  >  Bird  >  Penguin  >  Gentoo Penguin
Animal  >  Bird  >  Penguin  >  King Penguin
Animal  >  Bird  >  Penguin  >  Macaroni Penguin
Animal  >  Mammal  >  Caribou
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Antarctic Fur Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Southern Elephant Seal
Gallery  >  Falkland Islands
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Gallery  >  Panorama
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Location  >  World  >  United Kingdom  >  South Georgia Island  >  Cooper Bay
Location  >  World  >  United Kingdom  >  South Georgia Island  >  Drygalski Fjord
Location  >  World  >  United Kingdom  >  South Georgia Island  >  Fortuna Bay
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Arctocephalus gazella
Diomedea exulans
Eudyptes chrysolophus
Macronectes halli
Mirounga leonina
Pygoscelis papua
Rangifer tarandus
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