Emperor Penguins in Antarctica


For those of you who did not know. The Emperor Penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size. They can reach up to 122 cm in height and can weigh between 22 and 45 kg.

The Emperor Penguin’s diet consists primarily of fish, but can also include crustaceans, such as krill, and cephalopods, such as squid. In hunting, the species can remain submerged up to 18 minutes, diving to a depth of 535 m.

In this photo these emperor penguins fight for survival and to protect their only baby in the frozen Antarctic ice desert. It was taken in Atka Bay, Weddell Sea in Antarctica. This photo was taken by Claus Possberg. This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 23rd of September 2012.

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