Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguin - Aptenodytes forsteri 


Weddell Sea, 29 & 30.11.2014, 4 birds seen separately.


The largest of the penguins which lives the furthest south, and apparently rarely seen away from the ice.  We were lucky to have good views of two birds separately on ice, but unfortunately in low light so the photos could be better!

They tobaggan on the ice, using their feet to push them along, and move quickly this way.

It must be challenging for them to stand up if they have a full load of fish on board going back to feed a chick!

They are tall!

This was a different bird which happened to be near two Adelie Penguins and gives an idea of the size difference.

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