December 22, 2014 in Pictures
For the third year in a row, Alain Hubert visited a penguin colony on Antarctica’s Princess Ragnhild Coast. The number of chicks is greater than ever, which indicates the penguins are thriving.
By the looks of it, the penguin colony seems to be doing better every year.
© Alain Hubert / International Polar Foundation
Penguin chicks awaiting the return of their parents ... and the food they bring back!
Adult emperor penguins gather on the edge of the ice shelf to go fishing.
Every chick requires attention from both parents to be able to survive. Males and females are both very dedicated to rearing their young.
A penguin chick is begging for food, knowing very well that fish is on the menu.
This looks really good!
A parent regurgitating freshly caught fish to feed a chick.
No penguins in the water ... there must be a predator in the neighbourhood!
Indeed...a few minutes later, a leopard seal jumps up onto the ice!
This, ladies and gentleman, is an emperor penguin killing machine. Our cameraman was pretty startled when he saw the leopard seal.
Our newcomer, sniffing away at feathers.
The smart penguins knew the waters were not safe!
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