Penguins in Antarctica

Penguins are a major draw in Antarctica. And it’s no wonder–for comical antics and all-around cuteness, penguins are hard to beat.

Gentoo Penguins Waddle on the Ice in Antarctica
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Seals and whales first attracted humans to Antarctica. But that didn’t go so well for them–they were hunted nearly to extinction.

These days, penguins are a major draw. And it’s no wonder–for comical antics and all-around cuteness, penguins are hard to beat. On land, they’re clumsy and slow. In the water, it’s a different story as they fly gracefully and speedily through the water.

Flying Penguin
A “flying” Chinstrap penguin. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Gentoo Penguins at Trinity Island Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo penguins. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Penguin on the Snow in Antarctica
Gentoo penguin. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Gentoo Pengion on the Snow at Petermann Island Antarctica
Gentoo penguin. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Gentoo Penguins at Hydrurga Rocks Antarctica
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Gentoo Penguin Standing on the Snow
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Ship Breaking Through Antarctic Sea Ice
Penguin tracks on the sea ice. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Penguins on an Iceberg in Antarctica
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Adelie Penguins Nesting on Petermann Island Antarctica
An Adelie penguin with her chick. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Penguin Footprints in the Sand
Penguin footprints in the coarse sand. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Tourists Sit with Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Penguins and People Climbing a Hill of Snow
Penguins following people up the hill. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Gentoo Penguin on Rocks in Antarctica
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by David Coleman

I'm a freelance travel photographer based in Washington DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and a bunch of places in between. My images have appeared in numerous publications, and you can check out some of my gear reviews and tips here. More »