Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

King Penguin

Aptenodytes patagonicus


The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg (24 to 35 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin.


Salisbury Plain is a small plain lying between the mouths of Grace and Lucas glaciers on the north coast of South Georgia, best known as the breeding site of over 200,000 king penguins.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


patty 7 years ago

Oh how nice! They are like a Picasso paint. They are beautiful animals. Happy penguin day! Form III Sky Blue

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Superb series!!! I LOVE every each one of the photos, but I must admit - I love the pic #5 the most. :-) And the last pic - what an amazing sight!
Happy 2013 everyone!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

very nice...:)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Cyrill, you da man! great shots buddy.

BudShinall 8 years ago

Lovely photo.

Hugo Contreras
Hugo Contreras 8 years ago

excelente colección de imágenes

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

fantastic series

KATE359 8 years ago

Great job on spotting that!

harsuame 8 years ago

Fascinante muy bello !!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Amazing shots!

Spotted by

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Spotted on Nov 9, 2008
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

Related Spottings

King Penguins King Penguin Penguin King Penguins

Nearby Spottings

Southern Elephant Seal (male) Wandering albatross King penguin King Penguin


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors