Thursday, May 30

Penguins Are Beautiful, Right? How about a Yellow Penguin?

This is just another magnificent occurrence in which Nature demonstrates the wonders of her artistic handiwork. As the universe continues to amaze us with new discoveries throughout billions of years, here is a previously unseen scene that a wildlife photographer was fortunate enough to capture.

Yves Adams was the wildlife photographer on the assignment; he is both an adventure leader and a photographer. During one of his journeys in the Southern Atlantic, he discovered a strange creature, a ‘Yellow Penguin.’

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Yellow Penguin
(c) Yves Adams
Yellow Penguin
(c) Yves Adams

This Belgian photographer was awestruck by the encounter and was able to get some excellent images of this yellow penguin as a result of his efforts. There were almost 100,000 other penguins in the colony where it was found. However, this was the sole Yellow penguin in the whole colony.

Yellow Penguin
(c) Yves Adams
Yellow Penguin
(c) Yves Adams
Yellow Penguin
(c) Yves Adams

When Yves arrived, he investigated the bizarre sighting and discovered that it was caused by a rare pigment mutation. It is referred to as ‘Leucism’ (not Albinism) and it is very uncommon, with just 1 in 20,000 – 14,000 people having this mutation. A “Yellow penguin” has been photographed for the first time in its natural habitat.

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Yellow Penguin
(c) Yves Adams
(c) Yves Adams
(c) Yves Adams
(c) Yves Adams
(c) Yves Adams

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