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.
Species: King penguin
, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain
, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24535
Format: Digital 3:2
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