Year of 2017

King penguins at St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia

Waiting for their photo session, these king penguins seem as blasé as fashion models. Given that St. Andrews Bay is famous for its large breeding colonies of king penguins, the flightless marine birds are probably used to photographers and documentary crews creeping carefully around the beach, hoping to capture just the right image, perhaps one to celebrate today: World Photography Day.

The king penguin is a large species of penguin, second only to the emperor penguin in size. There are two subspecies: A. p. patagonicus and A. p. halli; patagonicus is found in the South Atlantic and halli elsewhere.
Scientific name: Aptenodytes patagonicus
Biological classification: Species
Belongs to: Aptenodytes
Notables: Nils Olav
Manchot royal carte reparition
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus – Habitat map and breeding areas. Red: areas where the King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus patagonicus lives. Yellow: areas where the King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus halli lives. Green: areas where the King Penguin breeds.