Information about Penguins:

Penguins are flightless, aquatic birds native to the Southern Hemisphere, mostly in and around Antarctica. They are adapted for life spent in the water, where they are graceful and quick swimmers. On land they are somewhat less so, but are able to traverse difficult rocky terrain, or long distances over frozen wastelands to reach breeding grounds.

While penguins are often thought to only live in cold climates, most species live far enough from the South Pole so their environment is temperate and is not nearly as cold and harsh as the conditions further south. If fact one species – the Galapagos Penguin – doesn’t live that far from the equator. Major populations of penguins are found in Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa. The largest species of penguin is the Emperor, standing an impressive of about 3.5 feet (1 meter) tall and weighing 75 pounds or more (35 kg.) There are thought to be between 17-20 extant (living) species of penguin on earth.

There have been some impressive species that have gone extinct, including some that stood as tall as 6 feet. Penguins are “Counter-shaded” with black backs and white bellies. This is used for camouflage, so they blend in when swimming when seen from above and below. Penguins feed mostly on krill and fish. Unlike many animals, penguins are able to drink sea water due to a specialized gland filter. The salt is filtered out and excreted through the nasal passages.

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Adelie Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae.) The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

African Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus.) The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94%

Chinstrap Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Chinstrap Penguin:

The Chinstrap Penguin is an semi-aquatic bird native to the South Sandwich Islands in the Antarctic Ocean. Their name is derived from the distinctive stripe that circles their heads. They are also called Ringed, Bearded and Stonecracker Penguins. They usually grow to be about 27 inches tall (68 centimeters) and weigh about 13 pounds (6 kilograms.) The penguins live on barren rocky shores and ice flows, feeding on krill, shrimp and fish. Their main predator are Leopard Seals, which hunt them as they move around from water to land. They are one of the most numerous of the penguins, with an estimated population between 12-14 million.

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Emperor Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Emperor Penguin:

The Emperor Penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. It is is endemic to Antarctica. Like all penguins, Emperor Penguins have a big head, a short, thick neck, a streamlined shape, a short, wedge-shaped tail, and tiny, flipper-like wings. They have webbed feet which they use for swimming. Penguins are countershaded; they have a lighter color on the belly and a darker color on their back; this coloration helps them to hide them from predators, as from below they blend in with the surface of the water, and from above they blend in with the bottom. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Erect Crested Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an Erect Crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri.)

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Fiordland Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of a Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus.)

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Galapagos Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Galapagos Penguin:

The Galapagos Penguin is a mostly aquatic bird native to some of the islands of the Galapagos Archipelago. It is the only penguin that lives north of the equator. They are generally found on Fernandina Island and the west coast of Isabela Island. They are a member of the banded penguins - which are share several of the same kind of psychical traits such as a band of black running around their bodies bordering their black dorsal coloring, black beaks with a small vertical white band, spots on their bellies, and a small patch of thinly feathered skin around their eyes that can be either white or pinkish. Because of the fragile ecosystem in which they live, along with the fact that there are only about 1,000 breed pair of the birds in the world the International Union for Conservation of Nature considers them endangered.

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Gentoo Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Gentoo Penguin:

Gentoo penguins are members of the Spheniscidae family. They are large penguins (only the Emperor and King are larger) with a weight of about 19 pounds (8.5 kg) growing to about 20-36 inches tall (51-90 cm) They are the fastest swimmers of the penguins, reaching the impressive speed of about 22 MPH (36 kph) The origin of the name is unclear. Like other penguins, Gentoos feed mostly on crustaceans, such as krill although they will also eat fish. They live in and around islands in the Antarctic region, but their main colony is in the Falkland Islands, where there are about 300,000 breeding pairs. The nests are made on rocky shores. In building a nest Gentoos pile stones, grass and sticks into a circle where the eggs will then be laid. These birds ca be quite aggressive and occasionally fights will break out over stones or other building material, which they will steal from one another. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Humboldt Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of a Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti.) The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

King Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the King Penguin:

The King Penguin is the second largest penguin in the world. They stand about 3 feet tall and weight between 25-35 pounds. They inhabit the sub-Antarctic islands of the northern areas of Antarctica in addition to the Falkland Islands. These penguins feed mainly on small fish, squid, krill and other crustaceans. Like other penguins they have evolved with the able to drink saltwater. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Little Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of a Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor.)

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Macaroni Penguin – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of a Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus.) The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download