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Pictures of the day: 17 February 2014

Crowds of people watched the hugely popular Penguin Walk at Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, Japan. This event only takes place in the winter when there is enough snow to create a surface suitable for the penguins to walk on.

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The Flower Fields of Hokkaido, Japan

Flaimingos, Asahiyama Zoo, Hokkaido, Japan

Penguin Walk at Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, Japan as a Framed 10x8 (25x20cm) Print

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Photo highlights of the day: Christmas in Seoul and penguins in Japan

King penguins walk on the snow at Asahiyama Zoo during the annual penguin stroll

Japanese zoo takes obese penguins on a walk through the snow

The waddle at Japan’s Asahiyama Zoo is designed to keep the penguins fit and healthy and fend off obesity during the winter months when they tend to be less active and accumulate more fat.

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