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Doting parents Two king penguin parents dote on their chick. Seeing to parents together during the day is a rare sight, as normally one is out hunting while the other protects the chick. <br />
Eric Lew &copy; 2013 All Rights Reserved Aptenodytes patagonicus,FIQQ 1ZZ,Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas),Geotagged,King Penguin Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Doting parents

Two king penguin parents dote on their chick. Seeing to parents together during the day is a rare sight, as normally one is out hunting while the other protects the chick.
Eric Lew © 2013 All Rights Reserved

    comments (3)

  1. This is awesome! Where did you capture it? Posted 5 years ago
  2. Hi Ferdy - This was from the Falkland Islands at Volunteer Point! I'll geotag now... Posted 5 years ago
  3. Great shot, Eric! And what a wonderful location and great eye for composition and detail. You were reasonably up close given your zoom range. Crisp, like love is; I love it. Posted 4 years ago

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The King Penguin is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg , second only to the Emperor Penguin. There are two subspecies—''A. p. patagonicus'' and ''A. p. halli''; ''patagonicus'' is found in the South Atlantic and ''halli'' elsewhere.

King Penguins eat small fish, mainly lanternfish, and squid and rely less than most Southern Ocean predators on krill and other crustaceans. On foraging trips they repeatedly dive to over 100 metres , and have been recorded at.. more

Similar species: Penguins
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Uploaded Apr 26, 2014. Captured Mar 15, 2013 14:01 in FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).
  • SLT-A77V
  • f/5.6
  • 1/400s
  • ISO160
  • 250mm