Friday, May 31, 2013

Image of the Day

Antartica by NuevoGraphite
Antartica, a photo by NuevoGraphite on Flickr.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Image of the Day

Gentoo Returns by mikeojohnson
Gentoo Returns, a photo by mikeojohnson on Flickr.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Image of the Day

Gentoo Penguin (12) by Richard Collier
Gentoo Penguin (12), a photo by Richard Collier on Flickr.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Image of the Day

Falklands by richard.mcmanus.
Falklands, a photo by richard.mcmanus. on Flickr.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Image of the Day

From SeaWorld's Antarctica exhibit (click for larger image)

This Week's Pencognito!

 




Friday, May 24, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Image of the Day

Take a walk with a friend

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Image of the Day

Gentoo penguins by Iain B. of Over
Gentoo penguins, a photo by Iain B. of Over on Flickr.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Images of the Day

Gentoos on land, in sea, and getting down to business

Gentoo Penguin

Go Away!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Image of the Day

Mom feeding her chick by larken81
Mom feeding her chick, a photo by larken81 on Flickr.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Image of the Day

Suicidal Penguin by soniacraw
Suicidal Penguin, a photo by soniacraw on Flickr.

A long way to the water, little one!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Image of the Day

Gentoo Penguins by AndyP-Falklands
Gentoo Penguins, a photo by AndyP-Falklands on Flickr.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Image of the Day

Gentoo Penguin (49) by dogtilly52
Gentoo Penguin (49), a photo by dogtilly52 on Flickr.

Gentoo profile

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Image of the Day and it's a Beaut!


(click on image for wallpaper size)
(Image: Michael Lohmann/GDT)
 
THE sand is still whipping through the air as the penguins come into view.

The Gentoo penguins emerge from the haze, their red-orange beaks and peachy feet flaring against the dreary beach of Sea Lion Island in the Falklands. The birds are hurrying home after a long day feeding at sea.

Penguins usually conjure up images of snow blizzards or ice sheets, but not these ones. The Gentoo penguins set up house on sandy or shingle beaches, with good open access to the sea.

Adults spend nearly the whole day hunting. Their diet consists mainly of krill or fish and occasionally squid. And they certainly seem to be thriving in the Falklands as Gentoo numbers are on the rise while other species have declined. Awkward waddlers on land, these are the fastest birds underwater, swimming at speeds of up to 36 kilometres per hour.

"After a big sandstorm I was waiting near by the beach until afternoon when the penguins usually come back from their daily trip to the ocean to feed themselves," says photographer Michael Lohmann. He took this shot, Returning from the Hunt, after an assignment in the South Atlantic. The image bagged him the runner-up place in the bird category of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 prize.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Image of the Day

We're Hungry Too by mikeojohnson
We're Hungry Too, a photo by mikeojohnson on Flickr.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Image of the Day

Skua Fly By by mikeojohnson
Skua Fly By, a photo by mikeojohnson on Flickr.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Image of the Day

Is it spring yet?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013