Wildlife Photo: Gentoo Penguin on the Run


Wildlife Photo - Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin Running around on Deception Island, off the coast of Antarctica


Happy World Penguin Day!

April 25th is known as World Penguin Day, so for this #wildlifewednesday image I’ve chosen one of my favourite penguin pictures from my travels to Antarctica.

This little guy was photographed near the shore at Deception Island, a popular stop for visitors to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. I found the Gentoo Penguins to be the most ‘friendly’ of the penguins in Antarctica. Chinstrap Penguins had a strangely evil look to them and I thought that Adelie Penguins had some sort of superiority complex about them.

Perhaps that sounds crazy, but if you spent much time with penguins you’d probably go slightly crazy too…!



About Red Hunt

A former journalist and business analyst that now works in the world of travel marketing. Based in Toronto, Red Hunt has travelled to more than 40 countries over the past 10 years. You can follow Red on Twitter @redhunttravel.