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.
3 adult group in photo
Hundreds on nesting beach. Adults, newly hatched and moulting juveniles.
Sandy Bay; large colony; here adult and chick
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.