King penguin

King penguins

Among all the penguins of the Falklands, there is only one king. One penguin so haughty, so aristocrat that it has earned its king title.

Slightly smaller than the Emperor penguin of Antarctica, it is defintely as colorful, except when it’s young. Then, it is only a fluffy bowl of dull feathers continuously asking for food from the grown-ups. Volunteer Point colony is THE right place to be if you want to meet them. But, you need to spend a long time on location if you want opportunities for many light conditions (the mere two hours offered to cruise ship passengers stopping by is definitely insufficient to even start understanding what they can offer).

King penguin, Manchot royal (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
Falkland Islands, November 2019.

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