I left my folder of readers’ photos in Chicago, but have received recent emails from evolutionary biologist John Avise that I can plunder for photos while I’m out of town.
It turns out that John took a cruise to the Antarctic last year, also visiting the Shetlands but, unlike me, also went to South Georgia island (of Shackleton fame). I’m sorry I didn’t go there, for the place harbors tons of pinnipeds and, notably, a huge colony of King penguins.
And so John gives us King penguins and seals. His notes are indented:
Especially since you missed South Georgia, I thought you and your readers might enjoy seeing some photos of King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) on that incredible island.