King Penguins of South Georgia, Antarctica

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We have arrived and are exploring Antarctica. this is my husband in his safety gear because we have to tender to shore on the zodiacs.

We are in search of King Penguins and when we find them the colonies are huge. The photos below show their relationships with each other and how they interact.

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When penguins moult they can no longer go out to sea to fish. They find some place, usually in water where they stand motionless to expend less energy until it is all over.

 

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A moulting adult stands with two youngsters that are beginning to moult into their adult feathers.

 

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At this stage the babies are almost as big as the adults. The adults go to sea to fish to feed their families. The babies are left in a creche under the watchful eye of a few adults.

 

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Above and below one baby is well on the way to his adult plumage.

 

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Hey, where are you going ? I’m tagging along.

 

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Resting on our laurels. 

 

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Hanging around.

 

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Penguins are beautiful and fascinating creatures. I loved being so close to them as they do not know the rules the humans make. They are totally unbothered to have our company. I felt that I could never have too many photos. Oh, the wonder of Antarctica.

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