Penguin Spotting — 11 Feathered Friend Finds

A “supercolony” of nearly 1.5 million Adélie penguins was recently discovered on the Danger Islands of Antarctica. Collectively referred to as a waddle, a rookery, a raft, or a huddle, penguins are scattered across the Southern Hemisphere. Our friendly feathered friends can be found on the shores of Argentina, South Africa, the Galapagos Islands, small archipelagos and beyond.

In celebration of wildlife around the world, we’ve collected some of the best discoveries of this favorite flightless bird, capturing just a few of its 17 species. It’s no wonder penguins are the stars of so many films.

1. Half Moon Island, Antarctica

Photo by Matt Todd

2. Cuverville Island, Antarctica

Photo by Mike Payne

3. Stanley, Falkland Islands

Photo by Ambyim

4. Punta Tumbo, Penguin Reserve in Chubut, Argentina

Photo by Marquestra

5. Paradise Bay, Antarctica

6. Saint Andrews Bay, South Georgia

Photo by John Bozinov

7. Punta Tombo in Chubut, Argentina

Photo by Michael Turtle

8. Ballestas Islands, Peru

9. Rongé Island, Antarctica

Photo by Jamie Hooks

10. National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Photo by William Jones

11. Boulders Penguin Colony in Cape Town, South Africa

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