Penguins photo gallery

Adélie penguins

Close up of Adélie penguin head with big round eye looking at camera.
Photo: Kristin Raw
Adélie penguins diving.
Photo: Peter Layt
Expeditioner and Adélie penguins at Shirley Island.
Photo: Matt Ryan
An Adélie penguin craning for a closer look at humans off camera.
Photo: Kate Kloza
Adélie penguins tobogganing.
Photo: Wayne Papps
The concave lens shows the curve of the earth with a bunch of penguins waddling close to the camera.
Photo: Todor Iolovski
An Adélie penguin with its egg — the chick’s beak is breaking through the shell at the front.
Photo: Matt Pauza
Adélie penguin with chick.
Photo: Matthew (Matt) Low
Adélie penguin chicks 14 days after hatching.
Photo: Matt Pauza

Chinstrap penguins

Profile photo of a chinstrap penguin.
Photo: Michele Smith
Chinstrap penguin surrounded by emperor penguins.
Photo: Kate Lawrence
Close up of chinstrap penguin, showing its top half.
Photo: Steve (Billy) Barton

Emperor penguins

Close up of an emperor penguin with Davis station in the distant background.
Photo: Stu Shaw
Profile of a magnificent emperor penguin with jet black feathers and eyes, and a blaze of yellow under the chin.
Photo: Peter Hargraves
Emperor penguin tobogganing across the ice on its stomach.
Photo: Mike Zupanc
The Auster emperor penguin colony with large icebergs in the background.
Photo: Rob Cullen
An emperor penguin huddle.
Photo: Robyn Mundy
A pair of penguins close together.
Photo: Rob Cullen
Auster emperor penguins stand facing each other with a small, fluffy chick in between them looking up.
Photo: Gary Miller
Emperor penguins and chicks.
Photo: Ewan Curtis
Three emperors walk in a row with their bold, white, feathered chests shining in the sun.
Photo: Peter Hargreaves

Gentoo penguins

Gentoo penguin with chicks
Photo: Greg Stone
Gentoo penguins in snow on Macquarie Island
Photo: Jeremy Smith
Gentoo feeding time
Photo: Greg Stone
Gentoo penguin and chick
Photo: Dave Bone
Photo: Greg Stone

King penguins

A large group of king penguins.
Photo: Clint D
Underwater photo of a King penguin diving.
Photo: Benjamin Wallis
Many king penguins standing in groups in a landscape.
Photo: Jeremy Smith
A couple of king penguin chicks that have nearly lost all their brown downy feathers. The adult coloured plumage shows through. In the background is several dozen king penguins in the sandy gully and on the beach
Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker
Clouds drift past a snowy mountain while penguins walk past the lake in the foreground.
Photo: Kate Kiefer
King penguins on beach.
Photo: Kerry Steinberner
A group of brown, downy king penguin chicks.
Photo: Dave Bone
King penguin chicks looking into the camera.
Photo: Ivor Harris

Macaroni penguins

Macaroni penguins on rocky terrain
Photo: Kieran Quilty
Photo: Kenneth Green
Group of macaroni penguins
Photo: Kieran Lawton
Macaroni penguin
Photo: Barry Becker
Macaroni penguins coming ashore near southern elephant seal
Photo: Bruce Deagle

Southern rockhopper penguins

Two southern rockhopper penguins on a rock
Photo: Stephen Horn
Southern rockhopper penguin standing on the waters edge
Photo: Richard Dakin
Southern rockhopper with egg
Photo: Doug McVeigh
Six southern rockhopper chicks (black and white) standing close together
Photo: Dana Boyte
Adult southern rockhopper penguins looking over five chicks
Photo: Dana Boyte
Southern rockhopper penguin
Photo: Dave Bone
This southern rockhopper penguin has the distinctive yellow brow feathers and very red eyes and beak
Photo: Doug McVeigh
Southern rockhopper penguin

Northern rockhopper penguins

Northern rockhopper penguin with flippers spread
Photo: Brian Gratwicke

Royal penguins

Royal penguin
Photo: Dave Bone
Massed royal penguins
Photo: Craig Hilder
Several royal penguins at Sandy Bay
Photo: Kris Carlyon
Royal penguins heading up Nuggets Creek
Photo: Greg Stone
Two royal penguins stand rather close to each other and look to the left of the photo
Photo: L. Mainsbridge
Royal penguin with a rock in its beak
Photo: Greg H.
Moulting royal penguin chick. It has tufts of down feathers though the crown of yellow feathers is starting to show
Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker
A large elephant seal lies in the middle of a herd of royal penguins, one of which is standing on its back as it looks nonplussed
Photo: Meg McKeown
Royal penguin asleep on the ground
Photo: Dave Bone