Adelie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, on the fast ice at Cape Adare, Ross Sea, Antarctica. This little penguin is on its way from the rookery across 2-3 kilometres of fast ice to get to the sea so it can bring back food for its chicks. The colony at Cape Adare is one of the biggest Adelie colonies in the Antarctica.
As Global Warning increases the fate of Antarctic fauna may very well be compromised.
Canon EOS, zoom lens.
(Featured in the Wonder of Wings, & Other Groups.)