The Last Continent

Penguins, penguins and more penguins!

The King penguins of South Georgia

South Georgia is renowned as the home of King penguins. An estimated 200,00 – 250,000 inhabit the island – I didn’t count them all! The large brown penguins are the offspring from the previous season. They are starting to malt and getting their waterproof feathers. In my opinion, King penguins are the most photogenic of all penguins.

 

Penguins of the sub-Antarctic islands and peninsula

These are 7 species of penguins in the region. We were lucky to see all except the Emperor penguin which lives a lot further south.  The penguin with the wildest hairdo is the Macaroni penguin.