Gentoo penguin feeding its chick

Gentoo penguin feeding its chick

C001/3237 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NICOLAS DUBREUIL/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gentoo penguin feeding its chick (right). Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) are easily recognized by the wide white stripe extending like a bonnet across the top of their heads. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 kilometres per hour. They lay two eggs and both parents share incubation duties. The chicks remain in the nest until about 30 days before forming groups (creches). They moult into sub-adult plumage and go out to sea at about 80 to 100 days. Photographed on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, in January.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2, adult, animal, animal behaviour, antarctic, antarctic peninsula, antarctica, antartic, aquatic, biological, biology, bird, birds, brush tailed, brush-tailed, chick, duo, fastest swimming, fauna, feeding, flight-less, flightless, gentoo penguin, geographical, geography, january, juvenile, marine, nature, ornithological, ornithology, pair, parent, penguin, polar, pygoscelis papua, regurgitating, resting, rock, rocks, south pole, spheniscidae, summer, two, wildlife, young, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.