Young Magellanic Penguin, Falkland Islands

Young Magellanic Penguin
Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
Canon EOS-1D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM + 1.4X   *   ISO 320   *   1/800 sec @ f/5.6

This young Magellanic Penguin has recently shed its down feathers and has been learning to swin in the ocean. The dense, specialized feathers in adults provide essential protection from the near-freezing waters.

Photo ID: 20060108-269

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