A wildlife photographer gets a rare picture of a yellow penguin

Nature has its ways of making us feel amazed. The character tries to make us happy even when we aren't doing our fair share, and we hope that all the surprises she gives us will make a lot of people who love nature.

When Belgian photo-tour, expedition, and wildlife photographer Yves Adams and his team went on a tour of the South Atlantic in 2019, their only goal was to get some great photos of the wildlife there. But they were lucky enough to see not only the usual animals but also something special. This was a yellow penguin, and we thought you might be interested in hearing about it.

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Adams happened to notice this penguin that looked strange. While unloading his things, he saw something weird among a group of penguins. When he looked closer, he saw that it was a yellow penguin, which shocked him.

He said this,

"I had never seen a yellow penguin or even heard of one. There were 120,000 birds on that beach, but this was the only yellow one."

This is a rare condition, but it has been reported before, and scientists have given it leucism. Animals with this disease lose some pigment, making them change color. Most of the time, they are white, pale, or yellow and may have spots on their bodies, feathers, hair, or skin. There is a 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 146,000 chance of leucism. So, this one out of 120,000 in a colony fits this number.

But Adams and his team's photos are exceptional because this was the first time a yellow penguin was seen so clearly. The good news is that this guy seems willing to pose, so Adams was able to get some nice shots of him. So, scroll down to see pictures of this yellow-mellow cutie, and don't forget to share them with your friends.

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