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.