Gentoo Penguin feeding its Chick.

(Antarctic Peninsula)

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.

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 reduces vital food sources, such as krill.

Gentoos are now listed as nearly endangered on the IUCN Red List.


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  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    There is a small population of these penguins at melbourne Aquarium & they are my favourite sea creature there – so sad the wild population is so threatened. This is a lovely family/parental moment to capture, gorgeous work as usual Steve!

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    WOW!!!! This is an awesome image and a fave for me

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago

    Incredible shot- how lovely to see -a fav!!!

  • RIHphotography
    RIHphotographyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Steve.

  • julie08
    julie08over 5 years ago

    wonderful chapture:)

  • cdwork
    cdworkover 5 years ago

    Superb capture

  • margotk
    margotkover 5 years ago


  • main1
    main1over 5 years ago

    Beautiful!! Nice work you : ))

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Amazing image!!

  • PPV247
    PPV247over 5 years ago

    Fantastic behaviour image Steve.

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