Yellow penguin spotted in Antarctica

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
1 month ago

wow

beau
beau
1 month ago

wow!!

Mangorei No
Mangorei No
1 month ago

Wow
This is so cool !!

blake
blake
1 month ago

wow

phoebe
phoebe
1 month ago

wow so cool

Billie
Billie
1 month ago

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

Annabelle
Annabelle
1 month ago

So cool

Izzy
Izzy
1 month ago

woah! thats so cool

lol
lol
1 month ago

it’s so cool

Lucas
Lucas
1 month ago

I spotted a rare penguin before

Hello lover animals
Hello lover animals
1 month ago

wow

foxy
foxy
1 month ago

WOW. That’s cool

Rael
Rael
1 month ago

Amazing

guest 13
guest 13
1 month ago

hello amazing discovery keep on doing you

Hannah
Hannah
1 month ago

so cool

Riley
Riley
1 month ago

wow!

Flynn
Flynn
1 month ago

Wow
my curiosity is now rising

Bailey
Bailey
1 month ago

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

Last edited 1 month ago by Bailey
Rose
Rose
1 month ago

Wow I wonder if there’s a pink penguin

shanelle
shanelle
1 month ago

wow thats so cool

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

theres always that penguin who needs to look better then others

Megan
Megan
1 month ago

wow!

Lucas
Lucas
1 month ago

😮 wow !!!!

alex
alex
29 days ago

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

cora
cora
20 days ago

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

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