Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

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Gentoo Penguins on a well-worn highway at Neko Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula. Note the pinkish tint to the underside of the flippers. Shunting blood to the more lightly feathered parts of the body helps with cooling on a "hot" day.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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At Prion Island, South Georgia.

Many Gentoos have nothing but pebbles to build their nests with. Here, they have lots of comfy vegetation to use.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Image of the Day

Originally uploaded by mirjamemma

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Image of the Day

Originally uploaded by DireLight

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Gentoo penguins are the third largest penguin species and also boast the largest tails of all. They are generalist predators, feeding on a mixture of crustaceans and fish. Gentoos are very dependent on land, returning to the beach each night. As a result they must forage coastally, rarely venturing more than 12 miles offshore, making them very vulnerable to local variations in food availability.

The gentoo is one of the least abundant Antarctic penguins, with only 300,000 pairs worldwide. South Georgia is home to the majority of the worlds gentoos; approximately one third of the global population. They are found in small colonies around the Island, nesting either on the beaches, or considerable distances inland in the tussac grass on elevated headlands and hilltops.

With no printed value on the stamps, this set is part of the Definitive stamp set and will remain in use for around five years. The current Airmail Postcard rate is 60p, so the set has a face value of £2.40 and the special mini sheet costs £4.80. The First Day Cover features a pair of king penguins and costs £3.30.

South Georgia stamps can be bought via the website www.falklandstamps.fk where you can also read the press release for this issue in full.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Image of the Day

Originally uploaded by DireLight

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Originally uploaded by Robin's Page

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Penguin Tracks
Originally uploaded by jsuhanick

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Resting Gentoo Penguins in front of building at abandoned whaling station, Deception Island off Antarctic Peninsula.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Image of the Day

Originally uploaded by meganmisfit
Location: Indianapolis Zoo.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Little Gentoos
Originally uploaded by orclimber

Friday, November 5, 2010

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Just visiting
Originally uploaded by Rafael Matias
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) colony visited by a Rockhopper (Eudyptes chrysocome, the second smallest penguin species); 6 November 2009, New Island (Falklands)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Click on picture to see wallpaper size! or go HERE at source to download.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010