For some reason, the young King penguins wanted to be on the river banks, while the adults did not. Maybe with the sunny day they were getting too warm with thier wooly coats, which would be moulted over the next month or two.
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.
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Kolyamour (1760) 2005-02-20 14:16
Very interesting shot. The behavior of penguins is so amazing... They are very respectable and looks like humans on the distance...
Beautiful composition and very nice penguins.
Thanks for share.
maurajn (902) 2005-02-20 14:46
David, this is another great shot, I think I like it even better than your last penguin shot a few days ago! Nice proportions to the composition, which makes it very pleasing to dive right into the photo. The sheer numbers of young penguins is amazing to me. Thank you so much for sharing this part of the world with us!
PS - I started a "group theme" called 'circumpolar' and am looking for others who photograph in the arctic and antarctic regions to add to the compilation, any takers welcome! It is a seldom visited and often misconceived part of our planet, I think.
- Copyright: david r' (trip) (860)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-12-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon A-1, vivitar 70-210mm, Hoya Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Wildlife, Crowd, AnYtHiNg eXtReMeLy oVeRcRoWdEd or oVeRlOaDeD, Circumpolar - Scenes from earth's polar regions, Penguins [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-20 14:02
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