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Young King penguins have brown wooly coats that are moulted when they are around 1 year old, revealing the distinct black, white and yellow coats of the adults. There is a glacier on the cliffs in the background and the bird is looking for eggs to snatch up.
The younglings each have their own moulting pattern; some can be seen in this photo with white patches -- that is where the wooly feathers are gone revealing the white adult coat beneath. Some of them had patches of white all over, some had brown wooly sweaters when their head and hips moulted but not their midsection (very funny, I wish I had a photo of that).
The penguins also have to share the beach with elephant seals, some of which can be seen here.

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