12 photos of adorable, awkward penguins from our expedition to the Antarctic

by Guest Blogger

April 24, 2020

To celebrate World Penguin Day, we thought we’d share our favorite photos of our clumsy, cheeky little friends.

Earlier this year, we visited the magical Antarctic as a part of a year-long voyage from pole to pole calling for ocean protection. One of the highlights of our time there was meeting incredible Antarctic wildlife, including whales, seals, and thousands of cute penguins. Because April 25th is World Penguin Day, we thought we’d share our favorite photos of our clumsy, cheeky little friends.


Wahoo! It’s snack time for these Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins, who are lining up to dive for fish.

Sometimes you’ve just gotta escape the hustle and bustle of the colony, and hang out in a quiet spot with a friend.

Quick! Make your dash little Gentoo, before the cranky Elephant Seal tells you off.

This penguin chick found a beautiful spot for a moment of quiet reflection.

This curious Chinstrap looks like it has something to say to us…

I’m flying, Jack!

These three are about to drop the hottest rap album of 2020.

When mom and dad force you to get a family photo…

Look, I’m a dolphin!

I wouldn’t mess with this penguin.

How adorable are these fluffy penguin chicks?

What did you just say?!

Although it looks idyllic, life isn’t without its challenges for penguins in the Antarctic. During the expedition, our team of scientists found that climate breakdown is impacting penguins pretty severely.

But luckily, there’s a way to help them. As wildlife struggles, we urgently need new ocean sanctuaries in the Antarctic and across the world, so animals like these penguins have the space to recover and adapt to a rapidly changing climate.

More than 3 million people are calling for a network of ocean sanctuaries, and a strong Global Ocean Treaty which would enable it. Together we can make it happen, but we need all of our voices. Add yours today!

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