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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
 
Icebreaker M/V Polar Star approaches Elsehul harbor on South Georgia Island Add To Light Table Antarctic fur seal carcass, lying on pebble beach.  Dead fur seals are quickly scavenged by giant petrels, leaving the pelt and skeleton of the dead fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay 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
Icebreaker M/V Polar Star approaches Elsehul harbor on South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24323  
Location: South Georgia Island
 
Antarctic fur seal carcass, lying on pebble beach. Dead fur seals are quickly scavenged by giant petrels, leaving the pelt and skeleton of the dead fur seal.
Image ID: 24353  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, 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: 24434  
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 nesting pairs, viewed from above.  The brown patches are groups of 'oakum boys', juveniles in distinctive brown plumage.  Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table The South Georgia Pintail duck, also known as the South Georgian Teal, is endemic to South Georgia Island and is a vagrant to the South Sandwich Islands.  The South Georgia Pintail feeds on a variety of marine and freshwater vegetation, including algae, as well as upon invertebrates, Anas georgica georgica, Grytviken Add To Light Table
King penguins at Salisbury Plain.
Image ID: 24435  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony, over 100,000 nesting pairs, viewed from above. The brown patches are groups of 'oakum boys', juveniles in distinctive brown plumage. Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24436  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
The South Georgia Pintail duck, also known as the South Georgian Teal, is endemic to South Georgia Island and is a vagrant to the South Sandwich Islands. The South Georgia Pintail feeds on a variety of marine and freshwater vegetation, including algae, as well as upon invertebrates.
Image ID: 24462  
Species: South Georgia Pintail, Anas georgica georgica
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Grytviken Add To Light Table Gentoo penguin stealing nesting material, moving it from one nest to another, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul Add To Light Table Gentoo penguin walking through tall grass, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul Add To Light Table
King penguins, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak.
Image ID: 24463  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguin stealing nesting material, moving it from one nest to another.
Image ID: 24703  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguin walking through tall grass.
Image ID: 24718  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguins, calling, heads raised, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul Add To Light Table Gentoo penguin stealing nesting material, moving it from one nest (hidden behind the clump on the left) to its nest on the right.  Snow falling, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul Add To Light Table Gentoo penguin, walking through tall grass, snow falling, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul Add To Light Table
Gentoo penguins, calling, heads raised.
Image ID: 24720  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguin stealing nesting material, moving it from one nest (hidden behind the clump on the left) to its nest on the right. Snow falling.
Image ID: 24721  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
Gentoo penguin, walking through tall grass, snow falling.
Image ID: 24722  
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 


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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Anas georgica georgica
Aptenodytes patagonicus
Arctocephalus gazella
Diomedea exulans
Eudyptes chrysolophus
Macronectes halli
Mirounga leonina
Pygoscelis papua
Rangifer tarandus
Stercorarius antarctica

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