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Gentoo Penguin and Chicks by Steve Bulford

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While one Gentoo Penguin Chick looks up to mum for some food, the other has a rest on the ground.

(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.
Read about it yourself here

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animal, animals, antarctic, antartica, chick, chicks, gentoo, ice, light, nature, penguin, penguins, sabfav, sleep, sleeping, snow, travel, white, wild

Comments

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinover 6 years ago

    oh wow what a great shot

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 6 years ago

    nice shot….

  • PhotoDream Art
    PhotoDream Artover 6 years ago

    Adorable:) wonderful image !

  • FortPhoto
    FortPhotoover 6 years ago

    Very nice, what a classic capture.

  • nesi
    nesiover 6 years ago

    tender moment. another great shot!

  • PhotoAmbiance
    PhotoAmbianceover 6 years ago

    I don’t know what to say! This is sooo lovely (like all your work BTW).
    Wow, I have to add this photo to my Favs.

  • nic78
    nic78over 6 years ago

    This is wonderful. Such a touching family moment.

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 6 years ago

    Oh my… two mouths to feed. A beautiful moment captured forever…

  • Margot Kiesskalt
    Margot Kiesskaltover 6 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 6 years ago

    Great moment. Excellent composition. Beautiful work!

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