King penguin, wing detail, Aptenodytes patagonicus



King penguin, wing detail.  The king penguin uses its wings as flipper underwater, enabling it to swim fast. Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island, Aptenodytes patagonicus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 24619Add To Light Table
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King penguin, wing detail. The king penguin uses its wings as flipper underwater, enabling it to swim fast. Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island

Stock Photo: 24619
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Format: Digital 2:3
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