Wild Emperor penguins are only found in Antarctica. They breed and raise their young mostly on ‘fast ice’, a floating platform of frozen ocean which is connected to the land or to ice shelves. From birth, they spend their entire lives in and around the Antarctic ice, although very rarely vagrants have turned up off the coast of New Zealand. The chicks of emperor penguins hatch almost naked and take a couple of weeks to develop their first down coat.
My baubles are made with acrylic yarn, safety eyes and satin ribbon loops for hanging. They are filled with toy stuffing, and are sized at 6-7 cm in diameter. All items are hand made, and there may be some slight variation from bauble to bauble of the same bird species as a result.
All photos are my own unless stated otherwise
Penguin photo belongs to: Bryan and Cherry Alexander Photography