Large breeding colony. Many adults and juveniles observed.
Juvenile. Adults around too. Breeding locally.
Watching penguin chicks chase after an adult is too much fun.
I captured this comical chase at Shingle Cove, on Coronation Island in the South Orkneys, Antarctica.
Penola Straight, near Vernadsky Research Station,
Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
9 February 2005
The Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) is a species of penguin common along the entire Antarctic coast, which is their only residence. They are among the most southerly distributed of all seabirds, as are the Emperor Penguin, the South Polar Skua, the Wilson's Storm Petrel, the Snow Petrel, and the Antarctic Petrel. In 1840, French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville named them for his wife, Adèle.