Gentoo Penguins ~ "Umm........ Which Way" by Robert Elliott

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Photo of Gentoo Penguins taken on Curville Island Antarctic Peninsula. They had just left the water and seemed to be deciding which way they should go.

The Gentoo Penguin is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species

Melting sea ice and overfishing have triggered a dangerously rapid decline in penguin populations on the Antarctic peninsula – a direct result of global warming, warns a new report from the WWF.

Temperatures on the frozen continent are rising five times faster than the global average due to the unprecedented rate of climate change, pushing four species perilously close to extinction.

Warmer temperatures are forcing penguins to raise their young on increasingly thinner and more precarious ice floes, while stronger winds mean many eggs and chicks are being blown away from their parents before they are able to survive on their own.

The gentoo, chinstrap and adélie – along with the emperor, the largest penguin species in the world – are now struggling to survive as melting sea ice destroys nesting sites and reduces vital food sources, such as krill.

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  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyover 6 years ago

    This is a brilliant capture Robert!

  • budrfli
    budrfliover 6 years ago

    :O) makes me smile,
    great capture!

  • PPV247
    PPV247over 6 years ago

    Love the red on their bills. Great capture

  • digitalmidge
    digitalmidgeover 6 years ago

    Aw Rob these are adorable…great capture

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 6 years ago

    I can’t get enough of these adorable penguins. A question – how big are they?

  • Glad you like the penguins Sharon, these ones, the gentoo, are about 80 cm (32 inches) tall

    – Robert Elliott

  • redrosedigital
    redrosedigitalover 6 years ago

    Yet another image that invites a backstory! These images are the most compelling type. Technically, the subdued colouring highlighted the brilliant orange of the beaks and the salmon-coloured feet beautifully. It’s also very entertaining.

  • David Meacham
    David Meachamover 6 years ago

    Cool shot Rob – cool as a penguins arse :-)

  • Jodie Elchah
    Jodie Elchahover 6 years ago

    WOW Rob I love your Penguin shots and stories.. They are quite big then..at 80cm..
    Fantastic capture.. : )

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallover 6 years ago

    They look well fed. Excellent capture

  • Craig Shadbolt
    Craig Shadboltover 6 years ago

    Ha, ha – timing is everything! Great work Robert.

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