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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Young King penguin in first year plumage, South Georgia

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
Nov 1914
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.2 x 20.4 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580046
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of a King penguin standing amongst clumps of grass.

Hurley’s fascination with texture and interest in the wildlife around him is clearly shown in this photograph of a young King penguin. Its fur-like plumage and the softness of its coat contrast with the spikiness of the grasses surrounding it.

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