The Gentle Gentoo

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Annabel Matthews

I came across this Gentoo Penguin on Macquarie Island, they are so beautiful and wild. They have had very little interaction with humans so do not have a fear of us and this little guy was more than happy to pose for me. I love the contrast between the harsh grey landscape and the softness of the penguin - it's amazing that the harsh isolated environment of Macquarie island is what keeps this small soft penguin safe.

Location: Macquarie Island


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