The King penguins that are found in South Georgia are part of the second largest penguin species in the world. They grow up to 100 cm tall, and the maximum average adult weight is 16 kg. These penguins are primarily black and white, and they also have distinctive splashes of yellow on their head.
Their body features an impressive 70 feathers on every 6.45 square cm (1 square inch). There are three inner layers of down feathers that act as insulation, and the outer feathers are waterproof and oiled. Due to this combination, they are able to thrive in cold climates, and they are also very graceful when they glide into the water.