Gentoo Penguin

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Gentoo penguin

Gentoo's are a medium size penguin as penguins go, but small for an Antarctic penguin. They are the calmest and most gentle natured amongst a group that are rather pugnacious and not at all backwards in coming forwards. Gentoo's are the only Antarctic penguin I have encountered that have not at some point tried to start a fight with me.

Photo; © Mike Usher - Pictures from an icebreaker cruise to Eastern Antarctica.