Pick up a penguin! Shocking moment baby penguin is grabbed from the flock by bird
Pick up a penguin! This was the shocking moment that a baby penguin was plucked from the flock by a crafty predator.
The tiny Gentoo chick was surrounded by adults at Volunteer Lagoon, in the Falklands, when a Falkland Skua swooped in to make a grab for it.
The chick had been at the edge of the colony at the time, making it easy prey for the wily Skua which had bided its time before making its daring attack.
The photos were taken by Derek Pettersson.
Derek said: “This type of behaviour is quite common amongst the Skua’s at the time of year.
“They usually wait until the chicks are vulnerable and swoop in to grab them from the colony.
“I spotted it completely by accident, but it was shocking to see the penguin carried off.”