Gentoo Penguin, Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguin

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Gentoo Penguin
Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands   –   January 6, 2014
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM   *   ISO 320   *   1/2500 sec @ f/5.6

It's a tense moment for a Gentoo Penguin leaving the water for land, where they are relatively clumsy and vulnerable to lurking seals or sea lions, their only significant land predators.

They leap quickly from the waves and rush up onto the sand en route to their colonies, so photographers have to be alert as well.

Photo ID: 20140106-230