/ 2021 / Nature / Wildlife

King penguin parent and chick

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Koki Shinoda
  • Credit
    KOKI,S

King penguin adults and chicks look completely different.
Adults have a white belly with a gray back, and the neck and beak have an orange color, however the chicks have a gray body.
When the chicks are small, the father or mother always protects them between legs. As the chicks get hungry, they stand in front of the parent, poking the parent's beak and ask for food.
To small beaks and head, the parent penguins feeds from the large beak.

Born in Tokyo in 1990. Graduated from the Faculty of Law at Keio University. After working for a US accounting consulting firm, embarked on a path of wildlife photography. Has been active as a professional photographer since 2017. Spends about half of the year abroad. Focuses on capturing the expression of the wild animals and their habitats in Africa, Asia, Subantarctic and other locations.

Awards 2018:Nature's Best Photography Award, Smithsonian Institute, USA
2020:Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3)