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 - Aptenodytes forsteri

Emperor penguins

Despite appearances, this isn't a family of four as emperor penguins only have  one chick a year as it's all they manage to keep a single egg and then chick on their feet under the brood flap. So here's two parents and their respective chicks while their partners are out to sea fishing while these lot do one of the things that emperor penguins do best - look photogenic.

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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.