The most southern penguin breeding colony is the Adélie colony at Cape Royds (77°38’ S, 166°10’ E), in the Ross Sea sector of Antarctica. Nevertheless, they are still a daunting 1,400 kilometres from the South Pole, a fact underlined for Ernest Shackleton in 1908. He made an unsuccessful attempt to reach the pole after building a hut beside that penguin colony. Popular misconceptions to the contrary, penguins are not found at the South Pole.
Using this item
Photograph by Christina Troup
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.