Gentoo Penguin and chick, Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguin and chick
Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
Canon EOS-1D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 100   *   1/640 sec @ f/8

A Gentoo Penguin caring for a young chick at the nest. At this stage the chicks are vulnerable to predators like the Southern Skua or Striated Caracara, which will swoop down suddenly and grab an unprotected chick.

Photo ID: 20041208-4414

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