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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

5200 thumbnail picture
A nesting Adelie penguin. Adults build nests made of small stones, and parents take turns incubating the two eggs. The French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville named these penguins after his wife , Adelie. They are the smallest species of penguin in the Antarctic.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana 1978
5201 thumbnail picture
A chinstrap penguin and chick.
Antarctica, King George Island, Admiralty Bay 1978
5202 thumbnail picture
Chinstrap penguin.
Antarctica, King George Island, Admiralty Bay 1990
5203 thumbnail picture
A penguin colony at King George Island in 1978.
Antarctica, King George Island, Admiralty Bay 1978
5204 thumbnail picture
Shoveling snow in front of Copacabana field station.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana
5205 thumbnail picture
A critical component of any Antarctic field station: the generator.
Antarctica 1988
5206 thumbnail picture
The Polish field station at King George Island, "Arctowski".
Antarctica, King George Island, Arctowski 1986
5207 thumbnail picture
The lighthouse at the Polish Antarctic research station Henryk Arctowski, King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island, Arctowski 1981
5208 thumbnail picture
A chinstrap penguin oufitted with a radio transmitter.
Antarctica 1990
5209 thumbnail picture
Asynchronous hatching in a gentoo penguin nest.
Antarctica 1996
5210 thumbnail picture
A chinstrap penguin with two chicks.
Antarctica 1989
5211 thumbnail picture
An unusually calm day in the South Shetland Islands, with mirror-like waters.
Antarctica 1990
5212 thumbnail picture
The north shore of King George Island in 1976.
Antarctica, King George Island 1976
5213 thumbnail picture
The north shore of King George Island in 1981.
Antarctica, King George Island 1981
5214 thumbnail picture
An adult skua sits on its nest near a nest marker. These markers made it easier for scientists to find skua nests, which blend into their surroundings and are often difficult to find.
Antarctica 1983
5215 thumbnail picture
A skua steals an egg from an Adelie penguin nest as nearby Adelie penguins look on in defense of their own nests. Skua predation is a major cause of mortality in penguin eggs and chicks.
Antarctica 1987
5216 thumbnail picture
A white morph southern giant petrel sits on its nest atop a rocky hillside. Most giant petrels are brown in color, but white petrels are known to occur.
Antarctica 1993
5217 thumbnail picture
The tail flukes of a humpback whale.
Southern Ocean
5218 thumbnail picture
An Adelie penguin braves the surf as it heads out to forage in the open ocean.
Antarctica 1990
5219 thumbnail picture
Copacabana field station, King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana
5220 thumbnail picture
Driving a Zodiac past a spectacular iceberg.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana 1995
5221 thumbnail picture
An adult gentoo penguin feeding its two chicks.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana 1989
5222 thumbnail picture
Another day at the office, entering data.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana 1988
5223 thumbnail picture
PTS - this is an amphibious vehicle used to transport supplies between the resupply ship and the Polish Station.
Antarctica, King George Island 1985
5224 thumbnail picture
A gentoo penguin keeping its chicks warm.
Antarctica, King George Island 1985
5225 thumbnail picture
A chinstrap penguin colony, King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island 1985
5226 thumbnail picture
Constructing the Copacabana field station at King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island
5227 thumbnail picture
A makeshift field camp at King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island 1988
5228 thumbnail picture
The coast of King George Island in 1995.
Antarctica, King George Island 1995
5229 thumbnail picture
The unexpectedly colorful Antarctic landscape.
Antarctica, South Shetland Islands 1978
5230 thumbnail picture
A glacier meets the sea, South Shetland Islands.
Antarctica, King George Island 1978
5231 thumbnail picture
A group of Adelie penguins at King George Island in 1977.
Antarctica, King George Island 1977
5232 thumbnail picture
An aerial view of the Copacabana field station, with surrounding penguin colonies, King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island
5233 thumbnail picture
An aerial view of cliffside penguin colonies.
Antarctica, King George Island
5234 thumbnail picture
An aerial photo of the western shore entrance to Admiralty Bay. The light patches in the foreground is the Patelnia chinstrap penguin colony with its breeding groups. The area beyond is a horizontal lava intrusion called Blue Dyke with its string of rocks going into the Bay. Further ahead still is the De May headland, about 4 miles from Copacabana field station.
Antarctica, King George Island
5235 thumbnail picture
Penguin colonies colored by pink excrement, caused by the penguins' krill diet.
Antarctica
5236 thumbnail picture
Penguin colonies at the foot of a glacier.
Antarctica
5237 thumbnail picture
A group of fur seals swims toward shore.
Antarctica 1975
5238 thumbnail picture
Three adult Adelie penguins convene on a snowy beach.
Antarctica, South Shetland Islands 1976
5239 thumbnail picture
A male Adelie penguin performs a courtship display.
Antarctica 1982
5240 thumbnail picture
Territorial Adelie penguins confront each other near their nesting sites.
Antarctica, King George Island 1976
5241 thumbnail picture
Early each austral summer, Adelie penguins can be seen mating.
Antarctica 1976
5242 thumbnail picture
A pair of nesting Adelie penguins, guarding the first egg of the clutch.
Antarctica 1983
5243 thumbnail picture
An adult Adelie penguin looks after its two chicks.
Antarctica 1977
5244 thumbnail picture
This Adelie penguin, recently returned from foraging, is feeding its chick, has been waiting for its parent's return for several days.
Antarctica 1989
5245 thumbnail picture
An adult Adelie penguin stands beside a nearly grown chick. The adult is wearing an arm band, which allow scientists to follow it through multiple years.
Antarctica 1989
5246 thumbnail picture
Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba. The small front appendages are used for raking tiny bits of algae from ice. The green mass in the photo is the hepatopancreas, and bioluminescent (light-emitting) organs are visible at the base of the eyestalk and thorax.
Antarctica
5247 thumbnail picture
A water trail through pancake ice, made by a research vessel.
Antarctica
5248 thumbnail picture
An Antarctic krill, Euphausia superb, can be seen here feeding under the ice layer that forms on the surface of the ocean during the winter.
Antarctica, King George Island, Admiralty Bay
5249 thumbnail picture
A lone chinstrap penguin stands in the moonlight in Admiralty Bay on King George Island.
Antarctica

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