April 29, 2013

King Penguins, South Georgia Island

Photograph by Cedric Favero, Your Shot

After a swim in Fortuna Bay, king penguins come ashore on South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic. Standing about a foot shorter than the emperor, the king is the second largest penguin. As many as 150,000 pairs have made up South Georgia's largest king penguin rookery.

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