Gentoo Penguins ~ "Life in the Freezer" by Robert Elliott

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Photo of Gentoo Penguins taken, with light snow falling, 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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Comments

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderalmost 7 years ago

    Top shot, awesome creatures and you capture them so well.

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 7 years ago

    Adorable, ohh sooo chilly

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent shot Robert, well done.

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyalmost 7 years ago

    This looks so cute and quite romantic to me! Lovely shot!

  • margotk
    margotkalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic <brrrr!> photo!

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic,love the red beaks,Robert!!!

  • Rachael Taylor
    Rachael Tayloralmost 7 years ago

    Such a wonderful image! The red beaks are such a contrast to the black and white landscape.Well done.

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...almost 7 years ago

    Brrr…looks cold! But this pair seem just fine. Well done Robert.

  • Steve Bulford
    Steve Bulfordalmost 7 years ago

    Nice work.

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 7 years ago

    Great scene, beautiful work

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