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The Surreal Landscape of Adélie Penguins

When we talk about the classic tuxedoed penguin, with its mostly black body and white belly, the Antarctic Adélie Penguin surely fits the bill. Made popular by cartoons, the Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, was named after the wife (Adéle) of a French explorer. Paulet Island, Antarctica Photograph by Steve Gould via Steve Gould Photography Two Adélie […]

When we talk about the classic tuxedoed penguin, with its mostly black body and white belly, the Antarctic Adélie Penguin surely fits the bill. Made popular by cartoons, the Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, was named after the wife (Adéle) of a French explorer.

Paulet Island, Antarctica

Photograph by Steve Gould via Steve Gould Photography

Two Adélie penguins that had just jumped out of the ocean.

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