King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
..... Another favorite subject, king penguins are elegantly colored and very changeable, making them a delight to capture. Long and sleek, with their necks extended in the "ecstatic" courtship call, they become comical when they walk, swaying from side to side since they don't have a knee joint, and walk from the hip socket. Most of the time, they sit with their heads tucked down, and it wasn't until I found a skeleton, that I understood how they stored that long neck. It is collapsed in their crop, like the u-section of a sink pipe.

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