Animal: King Penguin & Chick
Location: Falkland Islands, (Islas Malvinas)
Share a tender moment with this adult King Penguin and chick as the chick begs for food from its parent. King Penguins are some of the greatest parents, and they will do anything to protect their chick. Also, King Penguins are the most human-like penguin as well. Their human-like personality takes over as they nest in close proximity causing the smallest things to bother them leading to a pecking war. Every day one King would get annoyed by a different parent's chick constantly making a high pitched noise begging for food. To silence the vocalizing chick it would try to peck it causing a pecking battle to start, which ultimately leads to one parent and chick having to relocate by waddling a couple feet away to end the battle.
In an area never photographed before, I pitched my tent alongside a small King Penguin colony raising their chicks. Being in such close proximity to the King colony 24/7 allowed me to develop an insight into each parent & chick. There were roughly twelve nesting pairs with chicks allowing me to get to know each one as I photographed them. Each King Penguin chick has a different high- pitched vocalization when it begs for food. Because I spent so much time next to the colony, every time I was in my tent and heard a vocalization I knew which chick and what parent the chick belonged to was making the pleasant high- pitched sound.
As the sun was slowly dropping for the night the pleasing golden light was illuminating the King Penguins alluring feathers. As I laid down at the bottom of a sandy hill they were nesting on a squabble was taking place between two different nesting adult King Penguins. The one in the photograph decided to leave the tight nit colony to end the battle, and the chick started to beg for food. Now, I was able to isolate the penguin and chick as they waddled away from the colony. Just after I placed my camera to my eye, the little chick was successful causing the parent to open its wings and push the food from its belly to its beak to be a provider for its chick. This moment shows why Mother Nature is truly the greatest artist of us all.
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