The Neck at Saunders Island in the Falkland Island
Magellanic Penguin – Gentoo Penguin colony – Rockhopper Penguin – King Penguin
The Magellanic Penguin taking a swim in The Neck on Saunders Island, one of the Falkland Islands.
In the first photo you can see the Magellanic Penguin amongst his Gentoo Penguin friends. But then he decides he wants to go for a swim so he does. Next you can see him coming ashore and proudly announcing his arrival after which he decides to bellyflop back into the icy blue water.
Gentoo Penguin colony – here you can see the Albatross flying into the Gentoo Penguin colony
Penguins often build nests of rocks where they hatch their eggs. It is humorous to see then stealing rocks from each other’s rock piles.
Toward the top of this photo and in the center you can see a Gentoo Penguin viewing and protecting an egg.
This Gentoo’s orange yellow feet seem to light up his body.
And he or she is so cute running on those sturdy feet.
The Gentoo Penguin also likes to swim alone
or in groups
And this guy is checking out our zodiacs and zodiac drivers who are waiting to take us back to the ship…
Rockhopper Penguins – swimming to the rocks
And now rock hopping
This is the juvenile King Penguin. It is just about a year old and will seen lose that brown fuzzy hair and then look much more like Mama and Daddy
The adult penguins might be discussing whose juvenile this is.
OK, he is mine….
And OK, I will feed him.
More adult King Penguins