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Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Nobody: 3:07pm On Feb 21, 2021
A wildlife photographer has captured images of what he believes to be a 'never before seen' yellow penguin during a tour on South Georgia.

Yves Adams said he spotted the unusual looking king penguin with a bright yellow plumage - instead of the usual black feathers - while leading a two-month photography expedition through Antarctica and the South Atlantic.

The youngster can be seen lounging in the surf and showing off its almost tropical plumage while standing next to a regular black and white penguin.

After the tour stopped off at the wild islands of South Georgia, the 43-year-old photographer and his guests landed at Salisbury Plain to photograph their colony of more than 120,000 king penguins.

While Yves unpacked safety equipment, a group of the usually monochrome birds swam towards the shore but one unusual bird drew his attention.

Noticing the youngster with its bright plumage, Yves was quick to grab his camera and snap these images of what he calls a 'never before seen' yellow penguin.

Yves, from Ghent, Belgium, said: 'I'd never seen or heard of a yellow penguin before. There were 120,000 birds on that beach and this was the only yellow one there.

'They all looked normal except for this one. It really was something else. It was an incredibly unique experience.

The photographer claimed that the penguin's almost tropical plumage was caused by leucism, a mutation that prevents any melanin at all from being produced in feathers, causing white, pale, or patchy colouration in an animal.

The degree of leucism can range from just a few feathers to the entire plumage, from a 'melanistic' penguin whose normally white parts are black, to a 'albinistic' penguin that lacks both melanins and is totally white.

Many species of penguins have a few rare individuals with this colour pattern, penguin expert P. Dee Boersma of the University of Washington in Seattle told National Geographic.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9278253/Photographer-says-seen-YELLOW-penguin-colony-South-Georgia.html

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Tolexander: 3:15pm On Feb 21, 2021
Albino sexkillz penguins

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by tillaman(m): 3:23pm On Feb 21, 2021
cool
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by TANID(m): 3:32pm On Feb 21, 2021
THAT'S A BLESSING BY GOD NATURE.


SO CUTE

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by dawnomike(m): 4:01pm On Feb 21, 2021
So unique and beautiful...

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Temidayo9(m): 4:03pm On Feb 21, 2021
Albino

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by DenreleDave(m): 6:44pm On Feb 21, 2021
grin grin
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Nobody: 6:53pm On Feb 21, 2021
Now, that penguin is one hell of a freak.

South Georgia... That should be one of those British Overseas territories close to the Argentinian coastline.

Well, at least it's kind'a close to the Argentina's coastline.
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by iamyemiakins(m): 7:23pm On Feb 21, 2021
One in a million!

Special treatment awaits the penguin, I trust Oyinbo people

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by dollytino4real(f): 8:23pm On Feb 21, 2021
albino not yellow
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by lilvicky68(m): 8:25pm On Feb 21, 2021
Just pour hypo on the normal penguin you will get the rare yellow one.. Nothing new there

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Pelecius: 8:30pm On Feb 21, 2021
It's beautiful. I saw it earlier but was just not patient to see what might have caused it's color 'change'. Albinism is usually the first suspect just as the photographer claimed also.
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Shellsploit: 1:20am On Feb 22, 2021
See as the penguin stand at ease like someone wey dey sing 2nd stanza of "Nigeria National Anthem"

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by ipobarethieves: 8:45pm On Feb 22, 2021
cool
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Dailymice: 8:45pm On Feb 22, 2021
No insults intended, but if you don't believe in a creator/God, youre a mumu man

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by joseph1832(m): 8:45pm On Feb 22, 2021
Tolexander:
Albino sexkillz penguins
grin
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by donnie(m): 8:46pm On Feb 22, 2021
GMO period.
Their witchcraft nowadays knows no bounds.
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Stefenijoan002(f): 8:46pm On Feb 22, 2021
So adorable it's a beauty.
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by ibawon(m): 8:46pm On Feb 22, 2021
They will say Albino something syndrome is affecting now
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by baike: 8:46pm On Feb 22, 2021
Me I Don see yellow penguin before

in my village dem planty

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by PantherNG: 8:46pm On Feb 22, 2021
Beautiful creature
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by JubrinElSudan: 8:46pm On Feb 22, 2021
Albino Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, Private grin

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Tajbol4splend(m): 8:46pm On Feb 22, 2021
Do they eat it?
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by setobaba: 8:47pm On Feb 22, 2021
So he go blow from this now
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by osazsky(m): 8:48pm On Feb 22, 2021
Kia this meat go sweat o..especially the head..oyinbo nor get sense o...if i find myself in their mist i will nerver b hungry again..easy to catch cuz they move in numbers...imagine how the laps go taste

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by careytommy37(m): 8:48pm On Feb 22, 2021
This is afin na undecided
Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by Seniorwriter(m): 8:48pm On Feb 22, 2021
Lovely Meme Loading

Proactivity Leads To Productivity!!!!
Kudos to the photographer

@SeniorWriter

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Re: Photographer Captures Photos Of 'Never Before Seen' Yellow Penguin (Pics) by B3sty(m): 8:49pm On Feb 22, 2021
To Fry this Penguin dey Hungry Me...

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