Topic: 300,000 Penguins On A Beach - Sallisbury Plain, South Georgia Island

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TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)

Took these photos on a trip down to South Georgia island and the Antarctic Peninsula.  You would not believe what 300,000+ penguins look, sound, smell, and even feel like.
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
I expected that they would be on ice, not sand.  Is that a common misconception, or is what you photographed not their ideal environment?
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Different species of penguins breed in different places. The penguins in this synth are King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and this type of habitat is where they breed.  Emporer penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri), the king penguins closest relative, are the ones who breed on the ice (as seen in March of the Penguins).