It is believed that this is the first time a yellow-and-white penguin has been seen in the world, on which no black color can be detected at all, writes the Independent.
According to an article in the paper, a nature photographer caught the lens of a bird he had never seen before among his thousands of black-and-white companions in the South Atlantic.
Yves Adams he talked about
I had never seen or heard of a yellow penguin before. 120,000 birds gathered on that stretch of coast, and it was the only yellow among them.
The Belgian photographer led a two-month expedition in the region in December 2019 when they stopped at an island in South Georgia where they were shooting a colony of 120,000 king penguins.
Yves Adams added, all but one of the animals were normal. He described it as an unforgettable experience when they saw the yellow copy.
One of the birds was very special and I took a closer look at it being yellow. We were all crazy when we discovered it. We dropped all the safety gear and grabbed our camera. It landed right where we were, so our view was not obscured by the crowd of animals. Usually this would be impossible because there are penguins everywhere on the shore
He said the penguin was lacking in paint. Leucism or leukism is an abnormal seal condition caused by a genetic mutation that prevents the pigment, especially melanin, from being correctly positioned on the bird’s feathers. Therefore, the bird’s plumage was not black but yellow.
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