August 29, 2015

Gentoo

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August 29, 2015
Gentoo

Species: Gentoo Penguin | Location: Antarctic Peninsula, Continent of Antarctica

After a ride on the Zodiac onto shore, we were able to walk among colonies of penguins.  This gentoo penguin is one of four species of penguins found on the Antarctic Peninsula, as well as various other wildlife such as leopard seals, southern elephant seals, gulls and petrels.  Though there are no permanent residents here, there is an international community of scientists and is an important research site.  This photo was taken on a trip to Antarctica with Nat Hab.

About The Photographer

Cropped eric rock

Eric's illustrious career began in Alaska in 1989, where he worked as a field researcher on many of the state’s diverse animal species, including river otters, waterfowl, moose and reindeer. He also served as the Head Naturalist at Kantishna Roadhouse Lodge in Denali National Park. Read Eric's bio to learn more about him!

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