Yellow penguin spotted in Antarctica

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A wildlife photographer has revealed a photo of a extremely rare yellow penguin.

Yves Adams was leading a two-month photography expedition through Antarctica in 2019.

While working on South Georgia Island he was photographing a colony of more than 120,000 king penguins. While there he spotted something a little different.

“They all looked normal except for this one. It really was something else. It was an incredibly unique experience.”

The penguin is believed to be leucistic. This means its cells don’t create melanin (the chemical in our bodies which give skin, hair and eyes their colour) in the way it does with most penguins.

Leucistic penguins are still pretty rare but are usually a creamy colour – but this bird’s yellow stripe is very unusual.

Scientists think the sighting could mean the discovery of a new class of feather pigment.

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jimmy beguger
jimmy beguger
6 months ago

wow

beau
beau
6 months ago

wow!!

Mangorei No
Mangorei No
6 months ago

Wow
This is so cool !!

blake
blake
6 months ago

wow

phoebe
phoebe
6 months ago

wow so cool

Billie
Billie
6 months ago

That is very Amazing, I wish i could of seen it!

Annabelle
Annabelle
6 months ago

So cool

Izzy
Izzy
6 months ago

woah! thats so cool

lol
lol
6 months ago

it’s so cool

Lucas
Lucas
6 months ago

I spotted a rare penguin before

Hello lover animals
Hello lover animals
6 months ago

wow

foxy
foxy
6 months ago

WOW. That’s cool

Rael
Rael
6 months ago

Amazing

guest 13
guest 13
6 months ago

hello amazing discovery keep on doing you

Hannah
Hannah
6 months ago

so cool

Riley
Riley
6 months ago

wow!

Flynn
Flynn
6 months ago

Wow
my curiosity is now rising

Bailey
Bailey
6 months ago

that’s so cool imagine you were the first person to see that.

Last edited 6 months ago by Bailey
Rose
Rose
6 months ago

Wow I wonder if there’s a pink penguin

shanelle
shanelle
6 months ago

wow thats so cool

Bob
Bob
6 months ago

theres always that penguin who needs to look better then others

Megan
Megan
6 months ago

wow!

Lucas
Lucas
6 months ago

😮 wow !!!!

alex
alex
6 months ago

cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cora
cora
5 months ago

long ago they might of been around extinction and now they found one.

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