There are times when we would all like to hide our heads in shame. But our impossible dream is a daily reality for these two King Penguins on the South Atlantic island of South Georgia. Thanks to their double-jointed necks, the 'headless' pair merrily go about their business.
Follow the leader: Two King Penguins on the South Atlantic island of South Georgia scratch their backs
When a penguin fancies a scratch or two, he simply bends his head completely over and attacks the area that is bothering him with his beak. Such a manoeuvre guarantees there is no such thing as a 'hard-to-reach spot'... and makes for an amusing natural image. The King Penguin is the second largest species of penguin, second only to the Emperor Penguin. Mainly found in the South Atlantic and the northernmost waters of the northern Antarctic, there are believed to be around 2.23million King Penguins and their numbers are increasing.
One up, one down: When a penguin fancies a scratch, his double-jointed neck allows him to simply bend his head completely over
The Penguin Camera is located on Torgersen Island (64°46’S, 64°04’W), off the coast of Anvers Island and less than a mile from Palmer Station. Torgersen Island is home to a colony of Adélie penguins numbering approximately 2,500. This camera is seasonal and operates primarily from October to February, the Adélie breeding season. The camera is solar-powered and may sometimes experience brief outages due to inclement weather. School classrooms and other educational demonstrations will often take control of the camera, moving it to gain better views of the colony.