Gentoo porpoising
Gentoo porpoising

Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscellis papua)

Closeup of Gentoo jumping out of the water, a behaviour called porpoising. Porpoising helps penguins to swim faster, with less energy consumption.

Primer plano de Pingüino Papua saltando fuera del agua.

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Nikon D4, Nikon 500mm F4, handheld
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Date: 15/01/2014

Location: Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctic Peninsula

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Gentoo porpoising

Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscellis papua)

Closeup of Gentoo jumping out of the water, a behaviour called porpoising. Porpoising helps penguins to swim faster, with less energy consumption.

Primer plano de Pingüino Papua saltando fuera del agua.

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Nikon D4, Nikon 500mm F4, handheld
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Date: 15/01/2014

Location: Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctic Peninsula

Photographer: Arturo de Frias