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Adelie penguins on nest

Adelie penguins on nest

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Adelie penguins on nest

Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) nesting. Adelie penguins are highly social birds and a single colony can contain tens of thousands of pairs. Pairs do not only defend their own nests, but sometimes defend the colony as a whole, especially if they have failed to breed successfully. The male and female take turns to incubate the eggs, fasting while they do so for up to 23 days. They feed on krill and small fish. Adelie penguins grow up to 38 centimetres heigh and can weigh up to 3.4 kilograms. They are found around the Antarctic peninsula and nearby islands. Photographed on Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, British Antarctic Territory

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Antarctic Antarctica Bird Birds Carnivore Carnivorous Flight Less Incubating Multitude Nest Nesting Nests Oceanic Parent Parents Penguin Pygoscelis Adeliae Signy Island South Orkney Territorial Territory Adelie Penguins Incubation

This print captures a mesmerizing sight of Adelie penguins on their nests. These highly social birds form massive colonies, with each colony housing tens of thousands of pairs. Not only do these devoted parents defend their own nests, but they also protect the entire colony, especially if breeding attempts have been unsuccessful. In this image, we witness the remarkable teamwork between male and female Adelie penguins as they take turns incubating their eggs for up to 23 days. During this fasting period, they rely on krill and small fish as their main source of sustenance. Standing at an impressive height of up to 38 centimeters and weighing up to 3.4 kilograms, these flightless creatures are perfectly adapted for life in the Antarctic peninsula and nearby islands. Photographed on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands within British Antarctic Territory, this snapshot showcases the natural beauty and diversity found in one of Earth's most extreme environments. The Adelie penguins' territorial nature shines through as they diligently care for their offspring amidst icy waters and harsh conditions. This stunning photograph from Science Photo Library serves as a testament to the resilience and wonderment that exists within our planet's wildlife. It offers us a glimpse into the intricate lives of these adorable yet tenacious creatures who call Antarctica home.

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