Stretching out

Gentoo penguin, Antarctica 

A Gentoo penguin stretches its flippers to flush out the warm air trapped underneath its delicate feathers. Penguins have to work hard at maintaining the ‘water proofing’ of their plumage, with constant grooming of their feathers and this drying out process.

This penguin is beautifully framed against a brilliant blue glacier in the background.

 SKU AN1303