Rockhopper penguins, Eudyptes chrysocome



Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands.  True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves.  Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years.  They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans. Falkland Islands, United Kingdom, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, natural history stock photograph, photo id 23751Add To Light Table
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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. New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom. Image #23722
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands.  True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves.  Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years.  They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans. Falkland Islands, United Kingdom. Image #23742
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands.  True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves.  Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years.  They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans. Falkland Islands, United Kingdom. Image #23744
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. New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom. Image #23724
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. New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom. Image #23725
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. New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom. Image #23726

Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands. True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves. Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years. They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans. Falkland Islands, United Kingdom

Stock Photo: 23751
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Format: Digital 16:9
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