King penguins! On South Georgia the huge colonies that we visited were simply overwhelming. The sight, the smell, and the sound of literally hundreds of thousands of nesting king penguins has got to be experienced to be believed. I hope these images can offer even a glimpse...
A lone chinstrap penguin (in the foreground) hanging out with king penguins in Stromness Bay.
National Geographic Endeavour staff Richard White amongst a sea of king penguins.
Three curious adult king penguins posing for the camera on Salisbury Plains.
Adult king penguin pair displaying courtship behavior in Right Whale Bay.
King penguin colony on South Georgia Island. Perhaps as many as 2.3 million king penguins survive on the planet today.