Flying Gentoo Penguin, Falkland Islands

Flying Gentoo Penguin

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Flying Gentoo Penguin
Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands   –   January 16, 2013
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 320   *   1/2000 sec @ f/5.6

Can penguins fly? Only through the water, where they are capable swimmers and their wings act more as flippers. As they near shore, they frequently porpoise above the water to survey their surroundings for predators like seals, before leaving the "relative" security of the ocean.

Photo ID: 20130116-3280