King penguin, 18th century

King penguin, 18th century

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), 18th-century artwork. This penguin is found on subantarctic islands and in the Southern Ocean. This watercolour, by British artist William Wade Ellis (1751-1785), is from a collection of sketches of mammals, birds and fish made on Captain James Cook's third voyage of exploration (1776-1780). The artwork is part of the collections held at the Natural History Museum, London, UK.

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