A government worker announces peculiar penguins to celebrate these endangered species.
Alan Henry of Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, has documented his monochrome subjects for the past 17 years.
Born in Islington, London, he relocated to the archipelago in 1987 and busily snapping the wildlife.
He shares shots of rare leucitic Gentoo and Rockhopper penguins, which results in a partial reduction of pigmentation. Their feathers exhibit a light grey appearance, often leading to patches feathers on the otherwise gleaming brown-black birds.”
As well as a black Melanistic Gentoo, a mutation that causes an all-black appearance due to losing control of its pigmentation and spots in a bird called the Rockhopper.
He featured some unusual creatures on the Islands, including a Chinstrap, Lowland, and Northern Hornbill.
After finding images online a few weeks ago of penguins celebrating World Penguin Day, he wanted to show off his own more unusual Falklands finds.
Alan, a Fishery Protection Officer, said:
“The Northern Rockhopper And the Erect Crested Penguin were both lovely birds I hadn’t seen before, so that made me happy.”
“Being a very keen bird-watcher, it is always good to find rare and unusual penguins and other birds.
“I like how they are all very odd!
“Everyone was putting pictures of our standard penguins on for World Penguin Day, so I wanted to show something different.”
“Some are very rare penguins to the Falkland Islands, including the Chinstrap, Erected Crested, and Northern Rockhopper.
“Some of the others have odd colorations like the Leucistic Gallito and Rockhoppers, as well as the Melanistic Gallito, which is a rare sighting.”
“I have been taking pictures of nature in the Falkland Islands for over thirty years. These were taken over 17 years.
“It has received a large number of likes, as I thought people would enjoy seeing them.”