Skua having just successfully stolen a penguin chick from a nest. Only about 20% of chicks survive the first year. A skua will devour a chick this size in just a few minutes, leaving a picked-over skeleton behind.
Penguin Sewer Stream. One of the streams of penguin effluent running away from the nesting area. The ground in this area is basically years and years of compressed penguin poo. The width of the stream is the distance a penguin can jump, as they progressively pack it in over the years jumping the width of the stream as they wander back and forth.
Group of adelie penguins begin to dive into the sea together to go fishing. They typically gather in large groups on the shore, then all jump in at the same time to reduce their chances of being eaten by an ocean predator.
Dead Adelie Penguin Chick. Only about 20% of the chicks survive, most fall prey to predators such a skuas and leopard seals. The penguin rookeries are littered with the corpses of frozen dead chicks from over the years.