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Gentoo Penguins


Gentoo Penguins
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Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1993-01
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-18 18:55
Viewed: 5532
Points: 4
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The young and adults Gentoo Penguins near the seashore at Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarctic.
Picture taken during the XVIIth Polish Antarctic Expedition.
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), is easily recognized by the wide white stripe extending like a bonnet across the top of its head and its bright orange-red bill. The gentoo penguin has pale whitish-pink webbed feet and a fairly long tail - the most prominent tail of all penguins. Chicks have grey backs with white fronts. As the Gentoo penguin waddles along on land, its tail sticks out behind, sweeping from side to side, hence the scientific name Pygoscelis, which means ‘brush-tailed’. Adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20–36 in), making them the largest penguins outside of the two giant species, the Emperor Penguin and the King Penguin. The Gentoo penguin calls in a variety of ways, but the most frequently heard is a loud trumpeting which is emitted with its head thrown back.
PL - Pingwin białobrewy (pingwin papua) – duży pingwin występujący w zimnych wodach półkuli południowej. Gnieździ się na Półwyspie Antarktycznym, Falklandach, Południowej Georgii, Wyspach Kerguelena, Heard, Orkadach Południowych, Macquarie, Wyspach Croze-ta, Wyspach Księcia Edwarda, Szetlandach Południowych i na Sandwichu Południowym.

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amazing, I envy very much :) TFS Ori

Hello Olgierd,
Love this one, just so vivid and natural!
Very cute too.
Kind regards
Anne

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2011-10-19 21:19]

Hello, this is a very special photograph. So few have the privilege to travel to such an out of the way and exotic place.
Good composition. Fine clear color.
tfs,
Karen

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