The largest of all penguins, Emperors stand tall among the Antarctic ice
Our Expert Says… "Because they breed so far south it's difficult to see Emperor penguins on Antarctic expeditions, although in the early part of the season young fledglings will be exploring and so you may be more likely to spot one then. Although there is a real concern that with ice shelves breaking up some colonies will disappear, satellite surveys have found new colonies we weren't previously aware of."
The emperor penguin is the largest penguin species, growing up to 1.2m (47") tall and weighing in at up to 45kg (100lb). They are not only remarkable for their size but also their endurance and ability to survive everything the vicious Antarctic winters can throw at them.
Pictures of Emperor Penguin
Highlights where the Emperor Penguin can be seen
Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett
Mawson’s Huts and Cape Denison
Our trips to spot the Emperor Penguin