- Aptenodytes forsteri

Emperor penguins

Those down-turned beaks can be so expressive, by watching a penguin colony or just a small group of individuals, you can imagine a whole host of dramas and interactions that are going on. The reality is more likely that it's all in your own head.

I sometimes wonder from pictures like this whether some emperor penguins have eyes at all?

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This picture by Jerome Maison. ‚© 2005 Bonne Pioche Productions / Alliance De Production Cinematographique.
From the Warner Brothers film The March of the Penguins used here by permission of Warner Brothers.