Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to an immense rookery of King Penguins, Image #24682



Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to an immense rookery of King Penguins.  It is a spectacular wildlife location, unequaled in all the world. Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island, natural history stock photograph, photo id 24682Add To Light Table
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Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to an immense rookery of King Penguins. It is a spectacular wildlife location, unequaled in all the world. Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island

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Dimensions of high resolution panoramic image: 1886 x 21281
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Format: Digital Panorama 11.28:1
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