Don't lose your head! King penguins appear headless

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Don't lose your head! King penguins appear headless
Don't lose your head! King penguins appear headless



Ever seen a headless penguin? A photographer nearly dropped his camera when he saw these two seemingly headless penguins.

Paul Goldstein, from Wimbledon, was in St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia, when he snapped the pair of King penguins.

Paul, a tour guide for Exodus, told Rex Features: 'Initially I was just glad to be able to isolate a couple of these to photograph as it is so difficult normally as there are a quarter of a million others to clutter the background.

Don't lose your head! King penguins appear headless
Don't lose your head! King penguins appear headless



'As I prepared my camera I did a double take as one bent its head back to scratch in a position only the most fluid of gymnasts would ever embark on.'

He added: 'Typically it had reverted to normal by the time I got the camera up but then it did it again, and its mate too. I just managed to keep the camera still enough as I was laughing so much - to them it is a perfectly normal manoeuvre but to me not so.'

South Georgia is a British territory close to the Falklands in the southern Atlantic Ocean and is one of the main breeding colonies for King penguins.

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