Emperor penguins in Antarctica (II)

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 15:54

The emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in length and weighing from 22 to 45 kg (49 to 99 lb). Feathers of the head and back are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. Like all penguins it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat. (Wikipedia)

Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Michael Wenger, Schweiz

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Picture 1: Emperor penguins in Antarctica

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Picture 2: Emperor penguins in Antarctica

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Picture 3: Emperor penguins in Antarctica

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