Peak hour

Gentoo penguins, Antarctica 

This image perfectly captures the chaos of penguin beach landings. In the water hundreds of Gentoo Penguins form a moderately organised queue to the landing point on the beach. However, this structured approach soon gives rise to absolute mayhem once the sheer volume of penguins try to exit all at the same time. The problem is exacerbated by the high cliffs along the beach, which in turns funnels all the traffic into these tiny spaces. A never-ending supply of penguins keep arriving, ensuring the same scenario plays out over and over again. There’s equal parts of comedy and high drama, with fights aplenty in the ensuing traffic jam.

 SKU AN7828

Category: Antartica, Penguins, Wildlife

Type: Photographs