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.

The copyrights to the images on this website belong to Martha Hill Schafer. Images may not be modified,
reproduced, distributed, or publicly displayed without the express permission of the artist.


buy