Rare yellow king penguin seen by expedition

Strangely colored King penguin never photographed before appeared in front of amazed photographer

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

The Belgian photographer Yves Adams couldn’t believe his eyes, looking out over the sea, just as the Zodiac boat reached the Antarctica island of South Georgia. Out in the sea among a group of King penguins he could see a strange looking penguin. Checking in his binoculars, there was no doubt it was a King penguin, not black, but yellow

Yves Adams ( Website ) grabbed his camera and took the first photos of the rare variant of King penguin – “it was spectacular” he later told in a National Geographic story

Yellow king penguin illustration - Drawn journalism by Frits Ahlefeldt
Yellow king penguin seen by expedition close to Antarctica

Sketch ref number: dc00022 – Frits Ahlefeldt

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