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Pair of Kings
Two king penguins stand tall on the beach at Yorke Bay in the Falkland Islands. This beach was closed to the public from 1982-2020 due to landmines left over from the Falklands war. The penguins, are not heavy enough to set them off and have remained here throughout this time.
A young king penguin looks lost amongst the crowd of adults. Supporting 2,000 penguins, Volunteer Point has the largest king penguin colony in the Falkland Islands. They have one of the longest breeding cycles of any bird, meaning that chicks live within the colony for up to 16 months, entirely reliant on their parents for food.
A Dangerous Journey
As king penguin chicks are so reliant on their parents for food, the parents must make regular trips out to sea in order to catch fish. They must brave the elements during storms as well as avoid predators such as sea lions and leopard seals.
Mirror of Sand
Volunteer Beach is the closest beach to the largest king penguin colony in the Falkland Islands. Here, king penguins can be seen emerging from the sea as the waves come in, ready to return to the colony with food for their chicks.