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May 22, 2018

Return of Bird of the Week: King Penguin

This week – and for the next few weeks – we’ll spend some time in the Southern Ocean. Specifically, on the extraordinary South Georgia Island. South Georgia offers concentrations of wildlife that are simply incredible. Not the least of those concentrations are the breeding colonies of King Penguins.

King Penguins

King Penguins

The breeding colony at Salisbury Plain may be the largest number of breeding animals at once place left on this planet. Up to 100,000 King Penguins breed there.

King Penguin colony, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island

King Penguin colony, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island

Ridiculously handsome, photogenic and charismatic, the King Penguin is the poster child for its clade, Spheniscidae, the penguin family.

King Penguin - Side View

King Penguin – Side View

It was a privilege to visit and photograph them.

For more bird photos, please visit Frozen Feather Images.

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One Response to “Return of Bird of the Week: King Penguin”
  1. mlaiuppa says:

    I love penguins. They’re noisy, loud and smelly but in any size or shape, still the cutest things. I’ve got the DVD and CD for March of the Penguin. Seen it multiple times. I cry. I laugh. I love the little waddlers.

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