Photos of King penguins colony in Volunteer Point (Falklands)

31/10/2006 - 03/11/2006

Excursion from Stanley spending hours observing the beautiful King penguins, with the colony having now many juveniles. This on the Falkland Islands is the most easily accessible king penguin colony of the world, as the others are all located on remote sub-antarctic islands.

King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands
King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands
Juvanile king penguins
Juvanile king penguins
Juvanile king penguins
Photos of king penguins colony including many juvenile forms. The king penguin has a very peculiar breeding cycle of 14 months, different from any other penguin. In Volunteer Point there is the most easily accessible colony of the world, because all the others are located on very remote sub-antarctic islands.

 

King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands
Juvanile king penguins
Other king penguins pictures. Movies available, click the links below to see them:

A walking king penguin
Females fighting with their flippers for a male

 

Juvanile king penguins

 

King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands
King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands More pictures of king penguins.

 

King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands

 

King penguin chick
A juvenile king penguin photo. It will molt in less than two months, in December.

 

King penguin chick

 

King penguin adult and chick
King penguins parents and their chick.

 

King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands
King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands
King penguins calling each other. There is a movie available showing a juvenile penguin calling a parent, click the link below to see it: MOVIE 1

 

King penguin feeding a chick
Lunch time! A king penguin feeding a chick.

 

Molting king penguins Molting king penguins
Molting king penguins Molting king penguins
A group of molting king penguins.

 

Molting king penguins

 

King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands
King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands
King penguins, Volunteer point, Falkland islands Groups of king penguins going to forage and coming back to the colony. The distance of about 1 kilometer from the beach to the colony, is covered in one hour.

 

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