The picture was taken in South Georgia by Sjoerd van Berge Henegouwen, 45, a criminal defence lawyer from Maastricht in The Netherlands said: 'I kind of got the feeling that the parent penguin was worried about the chick being so late in the season with its moulting process.
'The moulting process happens to the adult birds as well as the young penguins. For the adults this starts towards the end of the subantarctic summer, for the youngsters however this process starts earlier.
'The penguin in the photo is halfway done with moulting its down, but he is rather late already. Some of the younger penguins are long done with shedding of their down and turning into real adult King Penguins.'