Rare yellow penguin spotted in South Atlantic

Posted by Leila Stein on 22 February 2021

A rare yellow penguin was caught on camera for the first time ever in the South Atlantic Ocean near the island of South-Georgia.

Yves Adams, a wildlife photographer from Belgium, caught the incredible sight during a two-month expedition in the region in 2019.

The bird stood out among the 120,000 others in its colony at Salisbury Plain, according to The Independent.


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‘Winning nature’s lottery with seeing the most beautiful King penguin ànd being able to take pictures!’ said Adams in a post on Instagram.

‘While unpacking our rubberboats merely after landing on a remote beach on the island of South-Georgia, this leucistic King penguin walked up straight to our direction in the middle of a chaos full of Sea elephants and Antarctic fur seals, and thousands of other King penguins. How lucky could I be!’

Adams only released the pictures now, as it took over a year to sort through the thousands taken during his time in the region. The minute he posted them to Instagram, they picked up great interest with others commenting on the amazing shot.

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Picture: Yves Adams/ Instagram


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