Rockhopper Penguin chick, Falkland Islands

Rockhopper Penguin chick
West Point Island, Falkland Islands
Canon EOS-1D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 200   *   1/500 sec @ f/5

This Rockhopper Penguin chick, in a nesting mixed colony with Black-browed Albatross, may be imitating his airborne neightbors.

Once it sheds his downy feathers, these wings will serve as flippers to fly beneath ocean waters.

Photo ID: 20060115-2913

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