Baby gentoo penguin shows off a little sole

 

A juvenile gentoo penguin chick lays on he ground, cooling off. Looks like this guy has a lot of …sole!

CSI Miami - yeeeaaahhhh

(sorry for that terrible pun!)

Gentoo Penguins can grow up to 30 inches tall and weigh up to 13 pounds. They tend to gather in large colonies of breeding pairs, sometimes many thousands of pairs! They are clumsy on land but speedy and graceful once in the water and can swim up to 22 mph, faster than any other diving bird!

The best time to see gentoo chicks is late January- February. They are quite curious by nature and if you stand still, they will approach you to see what/who the big yellow-clad penguin is!

See them for yourself with Quark Expeditions on one of our Antarctic voyages.

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