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Otago Peninsula: Juvenile Yellow-eyed Penguin. Considered to be the world's rarest penguin, 19 pairs of Yellow-eyed Penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) thrive in a breeding colony at Harrington Point on the southern shore of the Otago peninsula near Dunedin. Adults are identified by the yellow iris in their eyes and yellow headband; those pictured without those yellow markings are juveniles. They nest in the offshore dunes, the adults venturing into the sea for food which they bring back to the chicks. Image taken at Penguin Place, a Yellow-eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve and winner of many eco-tourism awards.
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- Carol Barrington - Destinations.photoshelter.com., a division of Barrington Unlimited LLC. email@example.com. This image has been filed with the U.S. Copyright Office, complete metadata intact.
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- New Zealand, Animals