KING PENGUIN

From November to March, far-flung South Georgia in the Southern Ocean is the place to be if you’re a king penguin. Some 400,000 breeding pairs gather on the shores of this dragon-backed sub-Antarctic island – their massed ranks transforming entire bays into a monochromatic melee of sleek black and white bodies, speckled with the orange flashes of their ear patches and the shaggy brown coats of chicks. Smaller colonies can be found in the Falkland Islands. Best time is November to March.

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