This Baby Gentoo penguin is still carrying his fluffy baby feathers. Near the end of their summer and so nearly time for all baby penguins to fledge. He must have been a late arrival.
The print is made by creating the image by hand in an oil based medium on a metal plate which is then etched by dipping in acid. The plate is then individually hand inked for each print giving each print their own individual character with none of them being exactly the same. The metal plate is then covered with dampened paper and run through the press which puts immense pressure on the paper that is pushed into the lines of the plate and lifts out the ink. The print is then dried flat in acid free tissue under weights for a few days.
There are four other penguins available in this series