Gentoo Penguin Chicks
Falkland Islands
November 2009
Gentoos usually lay two eggs. Note one egg visible in the picture below. Also, note the interesting art pattern around the nest.
The eggs are nudged into a pouch and must be covered continuously to avoid being taken by one of the ever present Skua.
This Gentoo has three eggs to protect.
The Gentoo chicks were just beginning to hatch when we arrived.
Once again, parents must be attentive to the ever present Skua.
Baby Feeing