King Penguin at Kelly Tarltons
A King penguin, possibly a juvenile, standing on the beach at Doughboy Bay.
Grytviken, South Georgia
3 February 2005
Penned with rockhopper penguins. Whipsnade Zoo.
Single adult in photo.
The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg (24 to 35 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin. There are two subspecies—A. p. patagonicus and A. p. halli; patagonicus is found in the South Atlantic and halli elsewhere.