Young King penguin in first year plumage, South Georgia


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


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.

Silver bromide print

15.2 x 20.4 cm

RCIN 2580046