No its not a gentoo penguin in
fancy dress!, this is a different type altogether. Named Macaroni's after
18th century English travelers called "Macaroni Dandies" who
took on some of the more flamboyant European fashions. Macaroni penguins
with their bright yellow crest feathers nest on Antarctic islands, in
greatest numbers on South Georgia and Heard Island. They are about 4.2kg
in weight and some 70cm tall, superficially they are similar to the
smaller rockhopper penguins that they are frequently found nesting nearby.
Photo; © Paul Ward - Pentax equipment,
100mm lens, 35mm film, K64.
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