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lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor), beginning a courtship display, aerial wiew, lake Magadi, Kenya
860-287683 - lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor), beginning a courtship display, aerial wiew, lake Magadi, Kenya
Wolverine (Gulo gulo) mating in the snow in the boreal forest
860-287505 - Wolverine (Gulo gulo) mating in the snow in the boreal forest
Leopard (Panthera pardus) in a tree with Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii), Serengeti, Tanzania
860-287471 - Leopard (Panthera pardus) in a tree with Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii), Serengeti, Tanzania
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), Sanderling (Calidris alba) and Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) at high tide, Bay of Morlaix, Brittany, France
860-287698 - Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), Sanderling (Calidris alba) and Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) at high tide, Bay of Morlaix, Brittany, France
White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), Young rhinoceros sucking his mother. Sabi Sand, South Africa
860-287581 - White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), Young rhinoceros sucking his mother. Sabi Sand, South Africa
lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor), in courtship display, aerial wiew, lake Magadi, Kenya
860-287681 - lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor), in courtship display, aerial wiew, lake Magadi, Kenya
Wolverine (Gulo gulo) on old pine branches
860-287510 - Wolverine (Gulo gulo) on old pine branches
Wolverine (Gulo gulo) climbing in a pine tree in the boreal forest in winter
860-287507 - Wolverine (Gulo gulo) climbing in a pine tree in the boreal forest in winter
Blick's grass rat (Arvicanthis blicki), Ethiopia
860-287559 - Blick's grass rat (Arvicanthis blicki), Ethiopia
Mount Hanang chameleon (Trioceros hanangensis)
860-287448 - Mount Hanang chameleon (Trioceros hanangensis)
Wolverine (Gulo gulo) in the boreal forest
860-287504 - Wolverine (Gulo gulo) in the boreal forest
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) mating on a branch
860-287511 - Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) mating on a branch
Lion (Panthera leo) lioness with her prey, a Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
860-287490 - Lion (Panthera leo) lioness with her prey, a Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) attacking a young Buechell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) during the crossing of the Mara River, Masai Mara, Kenya
860-287690 - Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) attacking a young Buechell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) during the crossing of the Mara River, Masai Mara, Kenya
Lion (Panthera leo) lioness catching her prey, a Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
860-287489 - Lion (Panthera leo) lioness catching her prey, a Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
Wolverine (Gulo gulo) in the boreal forest
860-287503 - Wolverine (Gulo gulo) in the boreal forest
Wolverine (Gulo gulo) looking for food in the vegetation at the end of winter
860-287508 - Wolverine (Gulo gulo) looking for food in the vegetation at the end of winter
Wolverine (Gulo gulo) couple in the snow in the boreal forest
860-287506 - Wolverine (Gulo gulo) couple in the snow in the boreal forest
Wolverine (Gulo gulo) taking the wind to detect odors along a lake
860-287509 - Wolverine (Gulo gulo) taking the wind to detect odors along a lake
Rwenzori plate-nosed chameleon (Kinyongia xenorhina)
860-287601 - Rwenzori plate-nosed chameleon (Kinyongia xenorhina)
European Roller (Coracias garrulus), side view of an adult perched on a branch, Basilicata, Italy
860-287735 - European Roller (Coracias garrulus), side view of an adult perched on a branch, Basilicata, Italy
lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor), beginning a courtship display, aerial wiew, lake Magadi, Kenya
860-287682 - lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor), beginning a courtship display, aerial wiew, lake Magadi, Kenya
Dartford Warbler (Sylvia undata), adult male perched on a branch, Campania, Italy
860-287717 - Dartford Warbler (Sylvia undata), adult male perched on a branch, Campania, Italy
Red billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) in zebra back in Kruger National park, South Africa
860-287538 - Red billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) in zebra back in Kruger National park, South Africa
Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi, swimming over coral reef, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
983-505 - Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi, swimming over coral reef, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
983-644 - lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris, and scuba diver, West End, Little Bahama Bank, off Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Model Released MR-000054
983-645 - lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris, and scuba diver, West End, Little Bahama Bank, off Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Model Released MR-000054
lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Little Card Sound, Biscayne Bay, Key Largo, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Florida, USA, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
983-643 - lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Little Card Sound, Biscayne Bay, Key Largo, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Florida, USA, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) in a tree, Near Threatened, Madagascar, Africa
832-369232 - Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) in a tree, Near Threatened, Madagascar, Africa
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), Near Threatened, Berenty Nature Reserve, Madagascar, Africa
832-369231 - Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), Near Threatened, Berenty Nature Reserve, Madagascar, Africa
Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) Species Near threatened. Shark and Yolanda, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Red Sea, Egypt.
904-6 - Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) Species Near threatened. Shark and Yolanda, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Red Sea, Egypt.
Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus). Species Near threatened. Shark and Yolanda, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Red Sea, Egypt.
974-5 - Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus). Species Near threatened. Shark and Yolanda, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Red Sea, Egypt.
Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) Species Near threatened. Shark and Yolanda, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Red Sea, Egypt.
974-1 - Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) Species Near threatened. Shark and Yolanda, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Red Sea, Egypt.
An adult Leucistic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Neko Harbor, Antarctica. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4950 - An adult Leucistic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Neko Harbor, Antarctica. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-4974 - The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-4971 - The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
Adult gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) trying to avoid hungry chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7143 - Adult gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) trying to avoid hungry chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) on the beach at a breeding and molting site on Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic. MORE INFO Magellanic penguin nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Magellanic penguins mate with the same partner year after year. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-9187 - Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) on the beach at a breeding and molting site on Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic. MORE INFO Magellanic penguin nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Magellanic penguins mate with the same partner year after year. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7160 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-4966 - The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4915 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-4978 - The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4944 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-4969 - The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4931 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4913 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Adult Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) feeding chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7154 - Adult Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) feeding chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Adult gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) feeding chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7145 - Adult gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) feeding chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Adult cape petrel (Daption capense) on the wing in huge surf at Point Wild on Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, near the Antarctic peninsula. This petrel is sometimes also called the pintado petrel, the word pintado meaning "painted" in Spanish. Cape Petrels breed on numerous islands surrounding Antarctica. They are colonial, nesting on rocky cliffs or on level rocky ground no further than a kilometer from the sea. The nests are simple and are usually placed under an overhanging rock for protection. A single egg is laid in mid to late November and incubated for around 45 days. Both parents take shifts of several days incubating the egg, with the male shifts on average lasting a day longer. Like fulmars Cape Petrels will aggressively defend their nesting site by ejecting stomach oil at intruders; skuas in particular will prey on Cape Petrel eggs and chicks. Once hatched the chick is brooded for 10 days until it is able to thermoregulate, after which both parents hunt at sea to feed it. Cape Petrel chicks fledge after around 45 days. Cape Petrels are extremely aggressive at sea both towards their own species and others, and will even spit oil at competitors. They are also habitual ship-followers. During the summer Cape Petrels feed close to Antarctica's shelf; during the winter they range much further, reaching Angola, Australia and even the Galapagos Islands. Cape Petrels are extremely common seabirds; their population is estimated to be around 2 million birds. They are not considered threatened.
979-7078 - Adult cape petrel (Daption capense) on the wing in huge surf at Point Wild on Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, near the Antarctic peninsula. This petrel is sometimes also called the pintado petrel, the word pintado meaning "painted" in Spanish. Cape Petrels breed on numerous islands surrounding Antarctica. They are colonial, nesting on rocky cliffs or on level rocky ground no further than a kilometer from the sea. The nests are simple and are usually placed under an overhanging rock for protection. A single egg is laid in mid to late November and incubated for around 45 days. Both parents take shifts of several days incubating the egg, with the male shifts on average lasting a day longer. Like fulmars Cape Petrels will aggressively defend their nesting site by ejecting stomach oil at intruders; skuas in particular will prey on Cape Petrel eggs and chicks. Once hatched the chick is brooded for 10 days until it is able to thermoregulate, after which both parents hunt at sea to feed it. Cape Petrel chicks fledge after around 45 days. Cape Petrels are extremely aggressive at sea both towards their own species and others, and will even spit oil at competitors. They are also habitual ship-followers. During the summer Cape Petrels feed close to Antarctica's shelf; during the winter they range much further, reaching Angola, Australia and even the Galapagos Islands. Cape Petrels are extremely common seabirds; their population is estimated to be around 2 million birds. They are not considered threatened.
The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-4963 - The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-4968 - The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) at a breeding and molting site on East Island, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic. MORE INFO Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-9186 - Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) at a breeding and molting site on East Island, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic. MORE INFO Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4926 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Pacific humpback whale calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, breaching in the Au Au Channel near Maui, Hawaii.
979-580 - Pacific humpback whale calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, breaching in the Au Au Channel near Maui, Hawaii.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) following "penguin highways" on Danco Island in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4091 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) following "penguin highways" on Danco Island in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4916 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Head detail of molting gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7147 - Head detail of molting gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
979-4967 - The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm (24-30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs), with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young. Magellanic Penguins can live up to 25 years, while ages of 30 years have been reached in captivity. Nests are built under bushes or in burrows. Two eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 39-42 days, a task which the parents share in 10-15 day shifts. The chicks are cared for by both parents for 29 days and are fed every 2-3 days. Normally both are raised through adulthood, though occasionally only one chick is raised. Magellanic Penguins mate with the same partner year after year. The male reclaims his burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with his female partner. The females are able to recognize their mates through their call alone. Millions of these penguins still live on the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the species is classified as "Near Threatened," primarily due to the vulnerability of large breeding colonies to oil spills, which kill 20,000 adults and 22,000 juveniles every year off the coast of Argentina.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4923 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4936 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4939 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4928 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7171 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4914 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4932 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4912 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4935 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4920 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) following "penguin highways" on Danco Island in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7162 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) following "penguin highways" on Danco Island in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
An adult Leucistic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Neko Harbor, Antarctica. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4949 - An adult Leucistic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Neko Harbor, Antarctica. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) resting on iceberg in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7151 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) resting on iceberg in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Curious gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7146 - Curious gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4925 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7173 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Molting gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7148 - Molting gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7167 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Adult Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) with chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7158 - Adult Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) with chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4941 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4934 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7149 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4922 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7163 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4943 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7168 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4919 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4918 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) adults with chicks in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7152 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) adults with chicks in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7172 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Adult Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) avoiding hungry chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7142 - Adult Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) avoiding hungry chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
An adult Leucistic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) nesting and incubating two eggs at Gabriel Gonzales Videla Research Station, Antarctica. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4947 - An adult Leucistic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) nesting and incubating two eggs at Gabriel Gonzales Videla Research Station, Antarctica. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7150 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) porpoising in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
An adult Leucistic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) nesting and incubating two eggs at Gabriel Gonzales Videla Research Station, Antarctica. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4948 - An adult Leucistic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) nesting and incubating two eggs at Gabriel Gonzales Videla Research Station, Antarctica. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Adult light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) on the wing in Drake Passage between the tip of South America and the Antarctic peninsula, southern ocean. The Light-mantled Sooty albatross is a small albatross from the genus Phoebetria. It is among the smallest of the albatrosses, with wingspans of 200 cm (83 in) and 2.5-3.7 kg (5.5-8.2 lbs) and sometimes to 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs). Major threats to this albatross are introduced species that attack chicks and eggs, and falling victim to long-line fisheries. These threats, combined with some historic harvesting of the birds and chicks, has led to a decline in the Light-mantled  Albatross population and it is considered near threatened on the IUCN list.
979-7174 - Adult light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) on the wing in Drake Passage between the tip of South America and the Antarctic peninsula, southern ocean. The Light-mantled Sooty albatross is a small albatross from the genus Phoebetria. It is among the smallest of the albatrosses, with wingspans of 200 cm (83 in) and 2.5-3.7 kg (5.5-8.2 lbs) and sometimes to 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs). Major threats to this albatross are introduced species that attack chicks and eggs, and falling victim to long-line fisheries. These threats, combined with some historic harvesting of the birds and chicks, has led to a decline in the Light-mantled Albatross population and it is considered near threatened on the IUCN list.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) adults with chicks in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7155 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) adults with chicks in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Adult Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) avoiding hungry chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7170 - Adult Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) avoiding hungry chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7164 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) adult feeding chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-7144 - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) adult feeding chick in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4924 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
A curious gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) with visitor in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4090 - A curious gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) with visitor in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
979-4937 - Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (18.8 lbs) just before moulting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) just before mating. For females the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lbs) just before moulting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (10 lbs) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lbs) and 10 cm (4 in) taller than southern birds. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h. Gentoo Penguins are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.