Heart-warming photographs show one penguin family's struggle against the elements to raise their chick
- Photographer David Tipling charts the life of a King Penguin colony
- He charts one pair of adults' journey to rear their young chick
- The images were captured in Right Whale Bay, South Georgia
By LIZZIE PARRY
One glance at these heart-warming pictures and it is clear why penguins make the perfect parents.
Mothers and fathers are seen struggling to raise their offspring in the midst of harsh blizzards and freezing conditions.
This colony of King Penguins were captured huddling together during a storm in Right Whale Bay, South Georgia island.
A new book by photographer David Tipling charts the journey of two adult penguins as they bring up their chick
A line of adult penguins make the long journey back to the sea for food
A young chick nestles on its mother's foot, seeking warmth in the cold conditions
A group of young penguins huddle together to shelter themselves from the icy winds
The adorable youngsters rush to get their spot in the middle of the huddle in their bid to hide from the elements
In his new book Penguins: Close Encounters, photographer David Tipling documents a penguin parent's struggle against adversity to raise their chick.
The collection of 130 photographs showcases the birds in their natural habitat. Photos of each of the world's 17 types of penguins are included in the book.
The couple are pictured creating a heart shape, craning their heads over their offspring.
Meanwhile another shot captures a group of young penguins huddling together to protect themselves from the icy winds.
And a tiny baby seeks shelter on its parent's feet while another image shows a line of adults making the arduous march back to the sea for food.
To capture the series of images Mr Tipling said he trekked to some of the most remote and beautiful locations in the world.
Renowned wildlife photographer, Mr Tipling, who has worked freelance since 1992, said: 'My latest book is a visual celebration of a group of birds that have given me more pleasure to observe and photograph than any other.'
Mr Tipling captured the images of the King Penguin colony at Right Whale Bay in South Georgia
The images are all brought together in Mr Tipling's new book Penguins, Close Encounters
The colony braves the harshest of conditions with ice storms to contend with as they bring up their young
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