Readers’ wildlife photos

In the spirit of last week’s Penguin Appreciation Day, we continue with our series on biologist John Avise’s penguin shots from a recent trip to the Antarctic, the Falklands, and South Georgia. And remember, it’s always Penguin Appreciation Day, as almost all species are endangered by global warming and the breakup of ice. John’s notes and IDs are indented.

Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), Falkland Islands:

 

 

 

Carrying nesting material:

These penguins had nests interspersed with those of Black-browed Albatrosses (Thalassarche melanophris):

 

Sitting on two eggs:

 

10 Comments

  1. rickflick
    Posted January 24, 2020 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Amazing red eyes!

  2. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted January 24, 2020 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    Delightful set!

    Just so RWP know : I always read these, and I always enjoy them, even if I don’t comment. Maybe if comments had fewer steps, it’d be more likely but my point is : thank you, your work is not lost in this reader.

    • ThyroidPlanet
      Posted January 24, 2020 at 7:51 am | Permalink

      RWP *contributors*

      Small screen, sorry.

  3. Posted January 24, 2020 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  4. Tom Tetzlaff
    Posted January 24, 2020 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    I love that first photo!
    The ‘dude’ looks SO cool.

  5. Mark R.
    Posted January 24, 2020 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Love them rockhoppers- the Groucho penguin! (my nickname). BTW, did you ever see them hopping on rocks?

    • Posted January 24, 2020 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

      I did, on West Point Island in the Falklands, where John took these pictures. They live amidst a bunch of black-browed albatrosses, and hop along the rocks.

      • Mark R.
        Posted January 24, 2020 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

        “…Hop along the rocks.”
        I’ll have to find a video, I must have missed any that you posted. ? Don’t think I missed any penguin posts though.

  6. Posted January 24, 2020 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Oh, gosh, they are the most adorable of the penguins!

  7. Muffy Ferro
    Posted January 24, 2020 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic photos — thank you!


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