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Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching  in the fjord of Isfjardardjup, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
979-8999 - Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching in the fjord of Isfjardardjup, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4418 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) in Elsehul Bay on South Georgia, Southern Ocean. MORE INFO Numbering up to 100,000 individuals, the breeding colonies of the macaroni penguin are among the largest and densest of all penguin species. With about 18 million individuals, the macaroni penguin is the most numerous penguin species. However, widespread decline in populations have been recorded since the mid 1970s. These factors result in their conservation status being reclassified as vulnerable.
979-9126 - Adult macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) in Elsehul Bay on South Georgia, Southern Ocean. MORE INFO Numbering up to 100,000 individuals, the breeding colonies of the macaroni penguin are among the largest and densest of all penguin species. With about 18 million individuals, the macaroni penguin is the most numerous penguin species. However, widespread decline in populations have been recorded since the mid 1970s. These factors result in their conservation status being reclassified as vulnerable.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4430 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4413 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Pacific Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) resting against coral head off Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii.
979-1380 - Pacific Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) resting against coral head off Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4400 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Pacific Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) surfacing aff Olowalu, Maui, Hawaii. Pacific Ocean
979-1379 - Pacific Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) surfacing aff Olowalu, Maui, Hawaii. Pacific Ocean
Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
979-4432 - Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4410 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
979-4431 - Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) in Elsehul Bay on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Penguins in genus Eudyptes are usually distinguished by yellow and black plumes on the top of their heads. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
979-7089 - Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) in Elsehul Bay on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Penguins in genus Eudyptes are usually distinguished by yellow and black plumes on the top of their heads. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) head-lunging in the fjord of Isfjardardjup, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
979-9002 - Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) head-lunging in the fjord of Isfjardardjup, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
979-4435 - Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Adult West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) foraging in Homosassa Springs, Florida, USA. 
(Restricted Resolution - pls contact us)
979-853 - Adult West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) foraging in Homosassa Springs, Florida, USA. (Restricted Resolution - pls contact us)
Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) surfacing near researchers in Zodiac in the late evening at Siglufjordur, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
979-8993 - Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) surfacing near researchers in Zodiac in the late evening at Siglufjordur, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
Adult southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) at breeding and molting colony on New Island in the Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean. MORE INFO The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-9122 - Adult southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) at breeding and molting colony on New Island in the Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean. MORE INFO The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4424 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4411 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching  in the fjord of Isfjardardjup, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
979-8997 - Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching in the fjord of Isfjardardjup, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4401 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4428 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4409 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4421 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4426 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) porpoising for speed while traveling to their breeding colony on South Georgia, Southern Ocean. MORE INFO Numbering up to 100,000 individuals, the breeding colonies of the macaroni penguin are among the largest and densest of all penguin species. With about 18 million individuals, the macaroni penguin is the most numerous penguin species. However, widespread decline in populations have been recorded since the mid-1970s. These factors result in their conservation status being reclassified as vulnerable.
979-9423 - Adult macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) porpoising for speed while traveling to their breeding colony on South Georgia, Southern Ocean. MORE INFO Numbering up to 100,000 individuals, the breeding colonies of the macaroni penguin are among the largest and densest of all penguin species. With about 18 million individuals, the macaroni penguin is the most numerous penguin species. However, widespread decline in populations have been recorded since the mid-1970s. These factors result in their conservation status being reclassified as vulnerable.
Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
979-4436 - Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) surfacing in the late evening at Siglufjordur, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
979-8995 - Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) surfacing in the late evening at Siglufjordur, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4420 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) plunging into the sea leaving their breeding colony at Elsehul on South Georgia, Southern Ocean. MORE INFO Numbering up to 100,000 individuals, the breeding colonies of the macaroni penguin are among the largest and densest of all penguin species. With about 18 million individuals, the macaroni penguin is the most numerous penguin species. However, widespread decline in populations have been recorded since the mid-1970s. These factors result in their conservation status being reclassified as vulnerable.
979-9424 - Adult macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) plunging into the sea leaving their breeding colony at Elsehul on South Georgia, Southern Ocean. MORE INFO Numbering up to 100,000 individuals, the breeding colonies of the macaroni penguin are among the largest and densest of all penguin species. With about 18 million individuals, the macaroni penguin is the most numerous penguin species. However, widespread decline in populations have been recorded since the mid-1970s. These factors result in their conservation status being reclassified as vulnerable.
Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) surfacing near researchers in Zodiac in the late evening at Siglufjordur, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
979-8992 - Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) surfacing near researchers in Zodiac in the late evening at Siglufjordur, Iceland. MORE INFO There are at least 80,000 humpback whales worldwide, with about 12,000 in the North Atlantic. This species is considered "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, as of 2008. This is an improvement from vulnerable in the prior assessment. Most monitored stocks of humpback whales have rebounded well since the end of commercial whaling including the North Atlantic where stocks are now believed to be approaching pre-hunting levels.
Adult West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) resting (note propeller scars on tail) in Homosassa Springs, Florida, USA.
979-855 - Adult West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) resting (note propeller scars on tail) in Homosassa Springs, Florida, USA.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4422 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4419 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
979-4434 - Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. There are about 18 million Macaroni Penguins in existence, and the number is decreasing. They are distributed from the sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. Adult Macaroni Penguins average about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms) in weight and average 28 inches (71 centimeters) in length. Their diet consists of a variety of crustaceans, mainly krill and squid. Although the number of Macaroni Penguins is currently high, the decline of the overall population in the last 30 years has resulted in the classification of the species as globally Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4429 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
979-4407 - Adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) in the Falkland Islands. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus Eudyptes. It reaches a length of 45-58 cm (18-23 in) and typically weighs 2-3.4 kg (4.4-7.5 lb), although there are records of exceptionally large rockhoppers weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. This behavior is by no means unique to this species however - at least the other "crested" penguins of the genus Eudyptes hop around rocks too. Southern Rockhopper Penguins have a global population of roughly 1 million pairs, perhaps a bit more. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to E. c. chrysocome which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN.
Baby Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) calling, Cabo Hammond, Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
935-99 - Baby Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) calling, Cabo Hammond, Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
Female Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) carrying stillborn, Mosquera Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
935-736 - Female Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) carrying stillborn, Mosquera Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
Head of Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) baby, Cabo Hammond, Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
935-697 - Head of Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) baby, Cabo Hammond, Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
Green turtle (chelonia mydas) hatchling walking down the beach, Playa Espumilla, Santiago Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
935-729 - Green turtle (chelonia mydas) hatchling walking down the beach, Playa Espumilla, Santiago Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) swooping over beach to eat turtle hatchling, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
935-815 - Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) swooping over beach to eat turtle hatchling, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
A young Tawny Owl chick out of the nest in woodland in Ambleside, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe
911-5166 - A young Tawny Owl chick out of the nest in woodland in Ambleside, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe
A sign in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe
911-7110 - A sign in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Housing on the outskirts of Cairns that is vulnerable to sea level rise, Queensland, Australia, Pacific
911-6176 - Housing on the outskirts of Cairns that is vulnerable to sea level rise, Queensland, Australia, Pacific
Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) head detail, vulnerable species  found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans, photo taken in captivity
920-2596 - Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) head detail, vulnerable species found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans, photo taken in captivity
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hanauma bay, Oahu,  Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific
920-2286 - Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hanauma bay, Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific
Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), vulnerable species  found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans, photo taken in captivity
920-2595 - Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), vulnerable species found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans, photo taken in captivity
european hedgehog, erinaceus europaeus, crossing road, bohemia, europe
987-265 - european hedgehog, erinaceus europaeus, crossing road, bohemia, europe
cod, gadus sp, line-caught fish, arbroath, angus, scotland
987-248 - cod, gadus sp, line-caught fish, arbroath, angus, scotland
A pumping station at Talacre on the North Wales coast keeping the reclaimed salt marsh dry by pumping, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
911-6680 - A pumping station at Talacre on the North Wales coast keeping the reclaimed salt marsh dry by pumping, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
Ilfracombe in Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe
911-499 - Ilfracombe in Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe
A flood siren to warn of coastal flooding at Salthouse on the North Norfolk coast, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe
911-6747 - A flood siren to warn of coastal flooding at Salthouse on the North Norfolk coast, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe
A flood evacuation sign in a caravan park in Kinmel bay that is susceptible to coastal flooding, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
911-6689 - A flood evacuation sign in a caravan park in Kinmel bay that is susceptible to coastal flooding, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
A pumping station at Talacre on the North Wales coast keeping the reclaimed salt marsh dry by pumping, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
911-6619 - A pumping station at Talacre on the North Wales coast keeping the reclaimed salt marsh dry by pumping, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
A pumping station at Talacre on the North Wales coast keeping the reclaimed salt marsh dry by pumping, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
911-6618 - A pumping station at Talacre on the North Wales coast keeping the reclaimed salt marsh dry by pumping, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
Ponies and foal on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe
911-4853 - Ponies and foal on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Mussels growing on the Cornish coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe
911-540 - Mussels growing on the Cornish coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Mussels growing on the Cornish coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe
911-541 - Mussels growing on the Cornish coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe
A young Tawny Owl Chick on a woodland floor, Ambleside, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe
911-1333 - A young Tawny Owl Chick on a woodland floor, Ambleside, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Helpless woman in desert, Female driver, car break down, flat tyre, desert
817-337555 - Helpless woman in desert, Female driver, car break down, flat tyre, desert
Businessman holding globe, Businessman holding globe
817-337791 - Businessman holding globe, Businessman holding globe
Woman being blown away by an umbrella
817-337468 - Woman being blown away by an umbrella
Woman pushing a car, Blond woman, classic convertible car, break down
817-337582 - Woman pushing a car, Blond woman, classic convertible car, break down
Portrait of a young man, Portrait of a young man
817-336504 - Portrait of a young man, Portrait of a young man
Businessman holding globe, Businessman holding globe
817-337781 - Businessman holding globe, Businessman holding globe
Couple pushing a car, Blond woman, dark haired man, classic convertible car, break down
817-337580 - Couple pushing a car, Blond woman, dark haired man, classic convertible car, break down
Aerial view of atolls and islands in The Maldives, Indian Ocean, Asia
795-330 - Aerial view of atolls and islands in The Maldives, Indian Ocean, Asia
Polar bear Ursus maritimus
817-123730 - Polar bear Ursus maritimus
Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve with mount Chaparri in the background, Peru, South America
817-184458 - Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve with mount Chaparri in the background, Peru, South America
Arabian Oryx Oryx leucoryx on Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates, April 2001
817-217489 - Arabian Oryx Oryx leucoryx on Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates, April 2001
White Crocuses in Bloom, Crocus biflorus Purity, March 2007, Maryland, USA
817-180524 - White Crocuses in Bloom, Crocus biflorus Purity, March 2007, Maryland, USA
Two Pansy Flowers, Viola x wittrockiana, June 2006, Maryland, USA
817-180404 - Two Pansy Flowers, Viola x wittrockiana, June 2006, Maryland, USA
Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) in the dry forest, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
817-184465 - Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) in the dry forest, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
Dalmatian pelican on water (Pelecanus crispus) IUCN red list of endangered species VU, vulnerable, seabird
817-184310 - Dalmatian pelican on water (Pelecanus crispus) IUCN red list of endangered species VU, vulnerable, seabird
Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
817-184448 - Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
Pink Shirley Poppy (Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy), Papaver rhoeas, June 2005, Maryland, USA
817-179997 - Pink Shirley Poppy (Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy), Papaver rhoeas, June 2005, Maryland, USA
Group of Colombian black spider monkey resting (Ateles fusciceps robustus) Captive, Vulnerable species native to Colombia and Panama
817-184040 - Group of Colombian black spider monkey resting (Ateles fusciceps robustus) Captive, Vulnerable species native to Colombia and Panama
Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
817-184461 - Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
Pink Shirley Poppy Flower Trio and a Bud (Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy), Papaver rhoeas, June 2005, Maryland, USA
817-179994 - Pink Shirley Poppy Flower Trio and a Bud (Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy), Papaver rhoeas, June 2005, Maryland, USA
Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
817-184466 - Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
Aging Tulip, Tulipa hybrid, April 2007, Maryland, USA
817-179787 - Aging Tulip, Tulipa hybrid, April 2007, Maryland, USA
Encounter and fighting between two spectacled bears (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
817-184455 - Encounter and fighting between two spectacled bears (Tremarctos ornatus) climbing in tree, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
White Crocuses in Bloom, Crocus biflorus Purity, March 2007, Maryland, USA
817-180522 - White Crocuses in Bloom, Crocus biflorus Purity, March 2007, Maryland, USA
Two Dalmatian pelican on water (Pelecanus crispus) IUCN red list of endangered species VU, vulnerable, seabird
817-184309 - Two Dalmatian pelican on water (Pelecanus crispus) IUCN red list of endangered species VU, vulnerable, seabird
Two Dalmatian pelican grooming on water (Pelecanus crispus) IUCN red list of endangered species VU, vulnerable, seabird
817-184308 - Two Dalmatian pelican grooming on water (Pelecanus crispus) IUCN red list of endangered species VU, vulnerable, seabird
Two Swan River Daisies, Brachycome iberidifolia, May 2007, Maryland, USA
817-180167 - Two Swan River Daisies, Brachycome iberidifolia, May 2007, Maryland, USA
Yellow checked crested gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae), mother and baby, captive, IUCN Red list Vulnerable VU
817-184273 - Yellow checked crested gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae), mother and baby, captive, IUCN Red list Vulnerable VU
Encounter and fighting between two spectacled bears (Tremarctos ornatus) Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
817-184452 - Encounter and fighting between two spectacled bears (Tremarctos ornatus) Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
Profile of Slender Club-tailed Dragonfly (Gomphus pulchellus) at rush in marshland, Bavaria, Germany
817-174337 - Profile of Slender Club-tailed Dragonfly (Gomphus pulchellus) at rush in marshland, Bavaria, Germany
Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) in moor at dew - Bavaria/Germany
817-174291 - Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) in moor at dew - Bavaria/Germany
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) nectaring on lilac flowers
817-123477 - Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) nectaring on lilac flowers
Ruffed grouse Bonassa umbellus- courtship display-Male drumming on fallen log in forest
817-123716 - Ruffed grouse Bonassa umbellus- courtship display-Male drumming on fallen log in forest
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) kid sitting quietly in long grass near den entrance, Killarney, Ontario, Canada
817-123186 - Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) kid sitting quietly in long grass near den entrance, Killarney, Ontario, Canada
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Late stage chrysallis- Adult about to emerge, Lively, Ontario, Canada
817-123240 - Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Late stage chrysallis- Adult about to emerge, Lively, Ontario, Canada
Polar bear Ursus maritimus Mother and first-year cubs
817-123995 - Polar bear Ursus maritimus Mother and first-year cubs
Polar bear Ursus maritimus Resting in snow along Hudson Bay coastline
817-123946 - Polar bear Ursus maritimus Resting in snow along Hudson Bay coastline
Polar bear Ursus maritimus walking along Hudson Bay coastline
817-123965 - Polar bear Ursus maritimus walking along Hudson Bay coastline
Polar bear Ursus maritimus Resting in snow along Hudson Bay coastline
817-123944 - Polar bear Ursus maritimus Resting in snow along Hudson Bay coastline
Luna moth (Actias luna), mating pair among hay-scented ferns
817-123478 - Luna moth (Actias luna), mating pair among hay-scented ferns