With their perfect "tuxedo" plumage, these penguins are always dressed to impress!
Our Expert Says… "Adelie penguins travel across the ice to their breeding grounds, and they like to sledge on their bellies to make the journey easier. Before they fully fledge, the chicks sport fantastic "punk" hairstyles!"
The Adelie penguin can be found throughout much of the Antarctic. It was named after Adelie Land where it was first described, which in turn was named after Adèle Dumont d'Urville, the wife of the explorer who discovered it.
Pictures of Adélie Penguin
Highlights where the Adélie Penguin can be seen
Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett
Wordie House, Winter Island
Devil Island, Vega Island
Port Charcot, Booth Island
South Shetland Islands
King George Island
Mawson’s Huts and Cape Denison
Northeast beach of Ardley Island
Our trips to spot the Adélie Penguin