September 22, 2014

A Gathering of Kings

king penguins, teenage penguins, South Georgia Island, Antarctica
September 22, 2014
A Gathering of Kings

Species: King Penguin | Location: South Georgia Island, Antarctic Region

King penguins gather at a river on South Georgia Island.  Notice the hundreds of "teenage" penguins who are aptly called "woolies" because of the brown furry coat they're born with. They will shed it after about one year as they transition into the black and white feathers you see on the adult penguins.  There's also a seal somewhere in this photo, can you spot it? 

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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