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Strikingly colored, an adult king penguin stands out in a sea of chicks on South Georgia Island.

(This photo was submitted to My Shot.)

Photograph by David Schultz, My Shot

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Antarctic Penguins
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Antarctic Penguins

Researchers take a head count.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: antarctica, climate change, penguins, populations, wild chronicles
Penguins of the South Sandwich Islands
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Penguins of the South Sandwich Islands

Five million years ago, tectonic forces formed what are now known as the South Sandwich Islands. Over time, geologic changes have transformed the waters of the South Atlantic to accommodate one of the largest penguin colonies in the world.

  • Best for: Grades K-12 (ages 5-18)
  • Concepts: destination wild, nat geo wild, penguins
Face-to-Face with a Leopard Seal
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Face-to-Face with a Leopard Seal

Photojournalist Paul Nicklen receives an unexpected gift from this major predator.

  • Best for: Grades 9+ (ages 14+)
  • Concepts: animals, antarctica, leopard seals, ng live, ocean, ocean animals, paul nicklen, penguins, photography, predators
Paul Nicklen: Emperors of the Ice
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Paul Nicklen: Emperors of the Ice

Video. National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen photographs emperor penguins in action, and risks being mistaken for his subjects by some very hungry predators.

  • Best for: Grades 9+ (ages 14+)
  • Concepts: adaptation, animals, antarctica, emperor penguins, leopard seals, marine biology, micro-bubbles, ng live, ocean, ocean animals, paul nicklen, penguins, photography
Mount Erebus
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EDUCATION

Mount Erebus

Photo: Penguin stands in the foreground of an icy landscape with a tall volcano in the background.

  • Concepts: antarctica, penguins, ring of fire, snow, volcanoes
The Antarctic Ocean
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EDUCATION

The Antarctic Ocean

Video. Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala reviews general facts about the Antarctic Ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: antarctic ocean, enric sala, geography, my ocean, ocean
Emperor Penguins on Ice
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EDUCATION

Emperor Penguins on Ice

Video. Learn how penguins propel themselves on to the ice, out of the water.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: animals, antarctica, national geographic magazine, ocean, penguins, photography, physics, survival
Crittercam: Fishing with Emperors
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EDUCATION

Crittercam: Fishing with Emperors

Video. Penguins dive deep in Antarctica.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: animals, antarctica, birds, climate change, crittercam, penguins, predators, wild chronicles
Penguins: Built to Swim
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EDUCATION

Penguins: Built to Swim

Students conduct a series of experiments to test how the physical characteristics of penguins help them to swim and dive.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: crittercam, emperor penguins, physical characteristics