Amazing! I have never even thought of what was inside a Penguin's mouth - let alone SEEN it! Thanks for the wonderful photo...fascinating...
@Regina C Birds don't have teeth! That's a membrane in the back of it's throat.
Now I know how the fish they eat feel. Terrific shot because it challenged my preconceived notion of a mild mannered penguin.
This is such a fantastic shot...... And so does not resemble the penguins in my head.... Cute and adorable...... Oh who am I kidding! They are cute and adorable.....
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Just to Clarify.. this picture was taken by Clint Berry who I was working with in Antartica, I have mentioned this in previous posts but it seems to have been lost.
To see video of the same thing: https://vimeo.com/116037867
They seem to like the look of the small black lens on the gopro cameras, as they are about the same size as the pebbles they collect for nests.
Hilarious and brave little guy. His eyes look exactly like the buttons they used to put on teddy bears. I like the slant of the background, the other birds walking away from his center and the sun in the upper right.
The guy does eat fish... Gotta catch 'em somehow! (and they think WE'RE funny looking!) I hope this was sent to the GoPro people!
Penguins do not have teeth , they have rearward-pointing, tooth-like barbs on the tongue and roof of the mouth. These are not used for chewing, instead assist in the swallowing of their slippery prey.
@Sarah Norman They're not teeth. Birds don't have teeth.
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