Group of Adelie Penguins diving in together to go fishing
Antarctic Skua, acting aggressively in a territorial display.
Skuas making off with stolen Adelie Penguin egg. Skuas will often work in pairs when preying on nesting penguins. One will distract the penguin while the other steals the egg.
Splash Inspection. Adelie penguins, not sure whether or not to jump in the water or not look closely after another has just jumped in, trying to decide if it is safe to follow.
Adelie Penguins floating by on an Ice Berg off Cape Bird.
Skua flying over the pack ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
Adelie Penguin footprints in the snow
Skua cruising about at Cape Bird on the lookout for a feeding opportunity
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Adelie Penguins returning from feeding (they are clean and shiny).
Adelie Penguin walking over a thin ice bridge between melt pools at Cape Bird, Antarctica.
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Adelie Penguins returning from fishing
Adelie penguins climbing over the wall of ice that has washed up on the shore at Cape Bird, Antarctica.
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Adelie penguins gather at the edge of the sea, waiting patiently waiting for a safe opportunity to dive in together in a large group to go fishing.
Adelie Penguin shaking himself dry after returning from a fishing trip.
Adelie penguins at Cape Bird.
Adelie penguins at the base of the glacier at Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica.
I am Penguin, hear me roar.
An adelie penguin briefly uncovers it's egg while letting out a series of squarks to show off.
Adelie penguin swimming off Cape Bird, porpoising in and out of the water like a dolphin.
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.
The first of a group of adelie penguins dives into the ocean, while the others look on.
Close up detail of an Adelie Penguin. The black feathers on an adelie actually have blue tips on them, as can be seen in the detail here.
Close up of an Adelie Penguin, showing the blue tips on their black feathers.
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Skua taking a bird bath in the summer glacial melt water
Adelie penguin and newborn chicks. There are actually two of them there, the one on the right has its head tucked in, the one on the left has its body tucked in. These chicks are only a day or so old.
Pair of Emperor Penguins hanging out on the Ross Ice Shelf.
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Emperor Penguin with the Royal Society Mountains in the background.
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Panoramic shot of 3 emperor penguins hanging out on the Ross Ice Shelf, with the Royal Society Ranges in the background.
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Happy Feetjuvenile emperor penguin Ross Ice shelf Mount Erebus.
Emperor Penguin and Mount Erebus
Zen Emperor Penguin
Why did the penguin cross the road?
Weddell seal in the sun at Cape Evans
Weddell Seal basking in the sun at Cape Evans
Skua trying to steal one of the penguin chicks from the nest. The parents successfully managed to fend it off this time.
Adelie penguin and chick. This one is just about big enough to be able to fend off skua attacks on its own.