Gentoo Penguins – Antarctica 2020

Gentoo Penguins. This very noisy and busy Gentoo Penguin colony was on Pleneau Island on the Antarctic Peninsular. Lots of interesting behaviour on view. Penguins were carrying stones to build the nests whilst penguins sitting on the nest with eggs were doing some household maintenance. Others were making their characteristic calls with heads held high. Magnificent blue icebergs made for a very impreessive settting.

Gentoo Penguins are the third largest of all the penguins after Emperor and King Penguins. Standing some 90cm tall and weighing up to 8.5kg, they are an impressive bird