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Gentoo Penguin ~ "On The Go" by Robert Elliott
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Photo of a Gentoo Penguin 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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  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 7 years ago

    oh hes sooo cute what a great capture Robert !

  • tjmimagery
    tjmimageryabout 7 years ago

    Your work from the Antarctic is excellent, well done.

  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthabout 7 years ago

    Hi Rob . . . you must be in Heaven taking these shots . . . I know I would be!

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 7 years ago

    great shot…. you must like it down there….

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldabout 7 years ago

    A great shot,Robert,well done indeed!!!

  • Deri Dority
    Deri Dorityabout 7 years ago

    Totally cute!!! Love how you caught his little foot in midair!

  • helene
    heleneabout 7 years ago

    Another beauty Robert! :o)

  • sharonw
    sharonwabout 7 years ago

    Another exellent shot Robert. I’d have to say I’d agree with whisperingruth….‘you must have been in Heaven taking these shots’. Looking forward to seeing more!

  • Deb76
    Deb76about 7 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!!nice detail

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 7 years ago

    What a great shot Robert.

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