Never have so many penguins been seen waddling in so many places.

They were ice skating in Stockholm, tap dancing in London, trekking up the highest mountain in Turkey and marching on mass in central Tokyo. They were even spotted roaming the deserts of Israel and swimming in the Dead Sea.

Last Saturday (which also happened to be Penguin Awareness Day) penguins across the world stood up in force to support an ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic.

An Antarctic Sanctuary would be a safe haven for penguins, whales and seals. It would put the waters off-limits to the industrial fishing vessels sucking up the tiny shrimp-like krill which Antarctic life relies on. Healthy oceans sustain precious wildlife, help limit climate change and provide food security for billions of people.

You can join the movement here, without having to put on a penguin costume (unless you want to).

Rise of the Penguins in Tokyo © Jeremie Souteyrat / Greenpeace

Penguins pictured in Tokyo for Penguin Awareness Day 2018 and as part of Greenpeace campaign for the establishment of an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. © Jeremie Souteyrat / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in Stockholm © Jana Eriksson / Greenpeace

Dazzling the locals with outstanding choreographed ice skating in central Stockholm. © Jana Eriksson / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in Israel © Elad Aybes / Greenpeace

A quiet moment of reflection 430m below Antarctic sea ice level at the Dead Sea in Israel © Elad Aybes / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in Utrecht © Greenpeace / Andrea Bartosova

Penguins pictured in Utrecht asking for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary on Penguin Awareness Day 2018 © Greenpeace / Andrea Bartosova

 

Rise of the Penguins in Utrecht © Andrea Bartosova / Greenpeace

Tux dining out in style and enjoying some hearty broth in Utrecht, the Netherlands © Andrea Bartosova / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in London © Polly Braden / Greenpeace

“Catch ya later, we’re off for a good ol’ knees up!” Calling friends and family back home from a red telephone box in London, England © Polly Braden / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in Rosario © / Greenpeace

Crossing the road in search of somewhere to stay in Rosario, Argentina © / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in London © David Mirzoeff / Greenpeace

A large colony of 80 penguins tap dancing outside the South Bank centre in central London, England © David Mirzoeff / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in Hong Kong © Daniela Jeronimo / Greenpeace

Penguin shopping in central Hong Kong © Daniela Jeronimo / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in Israel © Elad Aybes / Greenpeace

Have you ever seen a penguin in the desert? Well, now you have. In Israel. © Elad Aybes / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins at the Gugguenheim Bilbao © Greenpeace

13,000km from home, by the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain © Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in Copenhagen © Michael Hedelain / Greenpeace

A creche of Penguins calling to protect the Antarctic from the picture postcard old harbour, Nyhavn, in Copenhagen, Denmark © Michael Hedelain / Greenpeace

 

Rise of the Penguins in Istanbul, Turkey © Caner Ozkan / Greenpeace

Rise of the Penguins in Istanbul, Turkey © Caner Ozkan / Greenpeace

There are many names for groups of penguins on land, but a ‘waddle’ has to be my favourite. Help protect their Antarctic home, so that penguins everywhere can continue to waddle forever.

Will Rose is a photographer currently working as a producer with Greenpeace UK