King Penguin, Falkland Islands

King Penguin
Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
Canon EOS-1D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 100   *   1/640 sec @ f/5.6

The King Penguin is truly the most majestic in the Falkland Islands, and the largest. Adults stand up to 3 feet tall and weigh up to 35 pounds (16 kg).

Diving as deep as 1,000 feet (300 m) for food in the darks depths, their light-sensitive eyes are usually closed on sunny days on land.

Photo ID: 20060110-973

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