Gentoo penguins underwater, Antarctica

Gentoo penguins underwater, Antarctica

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gentoo penguins. Group of Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) swimming underwater. Gentoo penguins 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. Photographed on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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