Gentoo Penguin at Kelly Tarlonts
Little Penguin in Auckland Harbour
Little Penguin at Auckalnd Zoo
King Penguin at Kelly Tarltons
16 December 2001
The center bird is leucistic or partially albino. These images scanned from slides.
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.