It is thought that most wildlife exhibiting signs of Leucistic pigmentation or to a more extreme case, Albinism, fail to survive from predation or successfully breed but at least this individual reached adulthood even though while being observed, was quite regularly picked on and harassed by other "normal" Adelies. Brett
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
A rare penguin
This Adult Adelie Penguin was observed at a colony on the rocky upper slopes of western edge of Boat Harbour during the land based visit by tourists from the Orion on December 20, 2007. It was located again on Dec. 30 nearby at a lower colony close to Granholm Hut where this photograph was taken.
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