17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
King Penguin, hatching

The shot depicts a King Penguin chick with a piece of the egg in its bill as it is just starting to hatch. I was photographing on Saunders Island in the Falkland Islands, the small colony of about 22 King Penguins had 4 penguins on eggs when I arrived in January.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Copyright: © Denise Ippolito