, Aptenodytes patagonicus



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, natural history stock photograph, photo id 24404Add To Light Table
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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.

Stock Photo: 24404
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Format: Digital 2:3
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