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In Photos: The Amazing Penguins of Antarctica

Being mom

An Adélie penguin incubating its chicks

(Image credit: Tom Hart.)

An Adélie penguin incubating its chicks at Petermann Island on the Antarctic Peninsula.

At home

An Adélie penguin on Penguin Island

(Image credit: Gemma Clucas)

An Adélie penguin on Penguin Island, which forms part of the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

Going for a swim

Adélie penguins on the Yalours Islands

(Image credit: Gemma Clucas)

Adélie penguins on the Yalours Islands on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Headed home

Chinstrap penguins climbing up to their rookery

(Image credit: Tom Hart.)

Chinstrap penguins climbing up to their rookery at Orne Harbour. In the bay below is a Quark Expeditions ship. Quark provided logistical support and funding for the research.

Alone time

Chinstrap penguin in a colony on the South Sandwich Islands

(Image credit: Tom Hart.)

Chinstrap penguin in a colony on the South Sandwich Islands.

Family

Chinstrap penguins on Saunders Island

(Image credit: Tom Hart.)

Chinstrap penguins on Saunders Island, one of the South Sandwich Islands.

Time to eat

Chinstrap penguins on a foraging trip

(Image credit: Anni Djurhuus)

Chinstrap penguins on a foraging trip.

Taking a breather

Chinstrap penguins resting on an iceberg

(Image credit: Tom Hart)

Chinstrap penguins resting on an iceberg.

Research

Gemma Clucas and Tom Hart collect samples in the South Sandwich Islands

(Image credit: Saskia Travert)

Gemma Clucas and Tom Hart make their way through Adélie and Chinstrap penguins to collect samples on Saunders Island in the South Sandwich Islands.

More research

Gemma Clucas and Tom Hart collect samples on Saunders Island

(Image credit: Saskia Travert)

Gemma Clucas and Tom Hart make their way through Adélie and Chinstrap penguins to collect samples on Saunders Island in the South Sandwich Islands.

Hard at work

Gemma Clucas and Tom Hart collecting samples from a gentoo penguin colony on Pleneau Island

(Image credit: Lindsey Weiman.)

Gemma Clucas and Tom Hart collecting samples from a gentoo penguin colony on Pleneau Island on the Antarctic Peninsula.