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Vernadsky Ukrainian Base, Galindez Island
Antarctica Peninsula


Make Nikon D300S
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G   at 450 mm
Exposure 1/800, f/14.0, ISO 3200 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Adeliepinguin Dutch  Adeliepinguin
Italian  Pinguino di Adelia Spanish  Pingüino de Adelia


The smallest of the Antarctic penguins. Their colonies are the most southern of any species. They can jump out the water, up to 3 1/2 feet into the air to land on a ice floe.


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Adelie Penguin
Pygoscelis adeliae
Manchot d’Adélie

Danielle HOCK