The chicks take between 10 to 13 months to raise, and seeing how they cannot regulate their body temperature very well the parents have to care for them round the clock for the first three weeks. After that initial period they put the chicks into one of these “day care” creches, returning only every two or three days with food for their young.
All these pictures were taken at the shoreline of the southern Atlantic Ocean island of South Georgia, which is a British territory close to the Falklands. It’s one of the main breeding colonies for King Penguins.
Source: Liam Quinn on flickr.com, dailymail.co.uk and viralnova.com