Wildlife Photographer Captures A Rare Yellow Penguin – Loloanimals

Wildlife Photographer Captures A Rare Yellow Penguin

By. Anuradha

Nature always has its own ways and means of amazing us. Even when we are not doing our fair share, nature tries to do her best to please us and we hope that all these surprises that she gives us result in giving birth to a lot of nature lovers.

When Yves Adams, a Belgian photo-tour, expedition guide and wildlife photographer toured in South Atlantic in 2019 along with his team, their only wish was to get some memorable photos of the wildlife there. However, they were blessed enough to not only see the regular kind of animals but also someone unique. This was none other than a yellow penguin and we thought of sharing details of this visit with you.

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Adams noticed this strange looking penguin by accident. While unpacking his loads, he noticed something unusual among a group of penguins and a closer investigation proved to him that it was none other than a yellow penguin and he was stunned.

He told that,

“I’d never seen or heard of a yellow penguin before. There were 120,000 birds on that beach and this was the only yellow one there.”

This condition is extremely rare, but it has been reported even before and according to scientists, this condition is called leucism. Animals with this condition lose part of their pigmentation and as a result, they change in colour. Usually, colours range from white, pale or yellow and might even get patches on their body, hair, feathers or skin. The likelihood of leucism to occur is 1 in 20,000 to 146,000. So, this one in a colony of 120,000 fits this statistic.


However, the pictures taken by Adams and his team are really special as this was the first time a yellow penguin was spotted with that much clarity. Luckily for all of us, this guy seems willing to pose and therefore, Adams was able to capture him in some nice angles.
So, scroll down to see the pictures of this yellow-mellow cutie and do not forget to share these pictures among your friends and let them also see this wonder!


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