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Gentoo Penguins ~ "Penguinville, Curville Island, Antarctica" by Robert Elliott
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Photo of a Gentoo Penguins taken on Curville Island, Antarctic Peninsula.

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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  • Linda Sannuti
    Linda Sannutialmost 6 years ago

    Amazing! Thank you!

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful image Robert

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 6 years ago

    Wow what a shot Robert penguinville for sure I see the one in the foreground was giving you the wave.

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 6 years ago

    Our greatest photographer is back. Hi, Robert. This is exceptional work. I am at a loss for words so I will just fave it. xx

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 6 years ago

    Happy New Year, Robert. xo

  • Maree Toogood
    Maree Toogoodalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic Robert, nice to have you back. All the best for a great NY

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsalmost 6 years ago

    Wow!! Fantastic capture, Robert!!….You sure do, get out and about!!…. :-))

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 6 years ago
    WOW what a wonderful capture, Thank you for the info, Man is slowley destroying everything,

    Soon all will be gone, It’s only through folks like you, that bring it to our attention that make us think what we’re doing to our world.

    Excellent.

    Malcolm

  • Clive
    Clivealmost 6 years ago

    The perfect capture Robert, you have done them justice, such a beautiful creature

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyalmost 6 years ago

    Nice capture Robert

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