Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent
Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June.Finalist in the Portfolio Category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards 2017. First Prize in the '2017 National Wildlife Photo Contest' organised by the National Wildlife Federation of the USA
Emperor penguin chick and adulta (Aptenodytes forsteri), Snow Hill Island
Emperor penguin chick and adulta (Aptenodytes forsteri), Snow Hill Island, Weddell Sea, Antarctica, Polar Regions The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. It is the only penguin that breeds during the winter in Antarctica. Emperor Penguins eat mainly crustaceans (such as krill) but also occasionally indulge in small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the closely related King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.
© Thorsten Milse
Emperor penguins. Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) looking after its chick. Females lay a single egg in early winter which the males incubate for two months. The males huddle together for warmth, keeping their eggs off the ice by resting them on their toes. The females return around hatching time, and regurgitate food for their infant. The males, who do not eat during the incubation period, go off to feed. They eat fish and squid. This is the largest penguin, standing up to 120 centimetres tall. Photographed in Antarctica, the penguins' sole habitat.
© Art Wolfe/Science Photo Library