Black and white
National Geographic declared yesterday as the Penguin Awareness Day. I don’t know if these guys above know, but for me it’s a good reason to dive into my penguin pictures. They are those birds all kids have heard about (especially after Happy Feet), they can’t fly, live at the bottom of the world. Well, ok, they can’t fly, but there are only 2 species (out of 17 in total, the Emperor Penguin and the Adelie Penguin) of penguin that really breed on the continent of Antarctica and there is even one (the Galápagos Penguin) that breeds around the equator. The King Penguins on the picture above have a very special breeding biology. It takes them more as 12 months to raise their single chick, enabling them only to raise two chicks every three years. This also means there will always be chicks in the colony, often from different sizes and often with other penguins still incubating. Here just a few adults in the colony on Salisbury Plain, South Georgia.