We stopped by South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on our journey towards the Antarctica Peninsula.
The King Penguins breed on this island.
They are so adorable — and simply ignore the humans (aka us). We’re told to always keep 10m away from them.
The king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin, smaller, but somewhat similar in appearance to the emperor penguin.
King penguins mainly eat lanternfish, squid, and krill. On foraging trips, king penguins repeatedly dive to over 100 metres (300 ft), and have been recorded at depths greater than 300 metres (1,000 ft)
The king penguin breeds on the Subantarctic islands at the northern reaches of Antarctica, South Georgia, southern Argentina, and other temperate islands of the region. It also lives on Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean.