Royal Penguins

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

A typical Macquarie Island day – cold, wet and windy. These inquisitive Royal Penguins (Eudyptes schlegeli) waddled over to investigate the strange creature lying prone on the pebbly beach. Royals grow to about 70 cm and were curious to see a creature closer to the ground than themselves.
Sandy Bay, Macquarie Island
Canon 1Dx, Canon 24–105mm f/4 lens, 1/500, f8, ISO 400

by Graham Morgan, New South Wales