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Proud King Penguin Parents with New Egg

St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia Island


King Penguins

In a colony of 300,000 penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Nancy was blessed to see (and photograph) this mother lay that egg just about a minute before this shot was taken. When she is ready, the mother will transfer the egg to the eager father so she can finally go eat. In this way both parents take turns caring for the young. In such a large colony, they can find each other by recognizing each others call.

Photographic details: Nikon F3 35mm SLR with a Tokina AT-X 100-500mm f/5.6 telephoto lens using Kodak slide film. Scanned with HP Scanjet 4800.

For different view of King penguins, check out our other image:
A Future King

Print details: maximum size Medium Printed Estimated
  Fine Art Paper 17" x 11" 191/2" x 13"
  Canvas N/A 26" x 171/2"

Currently In Stock

Although we can print to your specifications any size up to the above limits to the nearest 1/16" with any mat and moulding combinations, we presently have none of these in stock.