On a tour of South Georgia, a wildlife photographer saw a penguin that he could not believe. Penguins are usually black and white in color and have a yellow patch on their head and neck. However, in the picture taken by Yeves Adams, the yellow-winged penguin is seen standing near the black and white penguin. Adams was leading a two-month photography expedition between Antarctica and the South Atlantic. In the picture, this yellow penguin appears to float comfortably on the water.
Unmatched trip after 30 years
His group stayed in Salisbury Plain, South Georgia, to see the 1.2 million Penguin colony. During this time, a big swarm appeared towards them. In this, a unique creature caught the attention of Adams. He immediately took a picture of this creature which is probably seen for the first time. Edams states that he had dreamed of going to South Georgia for 30 years, ever since he saw these penguins in Sir David Attenborough’s documentary. He told that even before seeing the yellow penguin it was an unmatched trip. It was wonderful to see thousands of penguins on a rock amidst the vast ocean. He said that it seemed as if Jannat had come down.
All black so why yellow?
According to Adams, it was the only one among millions of penguins. The rest were commonly white and black. Edams says that such a color is probably from Leucism. This is a type of mutation due to which melanin is not formed in the wings. Because of this, white, yellow or raspy colors are seen. Because of this, there may be penguins that are completely white.