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In Photos: The Amazing Penguins of Antarctica

Taking a swim

A Gentoo penguin returning from a foraging expedition

(Image credit: Tom Hart.)

A Gentoo penguin returning from a foraging expedition.

Hey there!

Gentoo penguins during courtship behaviour at Port Lockroy

(Image credit: Gemma Clucas)

Gentoo penguins during courtship behaviour at Port Lockroy on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Making it home

Gentoo penguins nesting at Peterman Island

(Image credit: Tom Hart.)

Gentoo penguins nesting at Peterman Island on the Antarctic Peninsula. In the background is a Quark Expeditions ship. Quark provided logistical support and funding for the research.

Home sweet home

Gentoo penguins nesting at Neko Harbour

(Image credit: Gemma Clucas)

Gentoo penguins nesting at Neko Harbour on the Antarctic Peninsula. The gentoo on the left can be seen incubating an egg on its nest that is made out of pebbles.

Look at all the little ones.

Tom Hart collecting samples in a gentoo penguin colony on Pleneau Island

(Image credit: Tom Hart.)

Tom Hart collecting samples in a gentoo penguin colony on Pleneau Island on the Antractic Peninsula. Many of the gentoos in the photos are chicks that are shedding their downy feathers to get ready to leave the colony.

A family talk

Gentoo penguins at Neko Harbour

(Image credit: Gemma Clucas)

Penguins at Neko Harbor.