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Images: The Emperor Penguins of Antarctica

Big birds

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(Image credit: British Antarctic Survey.)

An emperor penguin strikes a pose. The iconic penguins are some of the largest birds on Earth.

Calling central casting...

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(Image credit: British Antarctic Survey.)

Ta-daaa! An emperor penguin chick stands on the Antarctic ice.

Traveling birds

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(Image credit: British Antarctic Survey.)

Emperor penguins moving along the Antarctic ice on their bellies.

Crowd of cute

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(Image credit: British Antarctic Survey.)

A phalanx of downy emperor penguin chicks.

Hardy birds

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(Image credit: British Antarctic Survey.)

An emperor penguin. Their plumage stands out against the Antarctic ice.