Magellan penguins are approximately 18 inches tall and weigh about 8 pounds. They have tightly packed feathers that keep water from their bodies and provide insulation. The bald patch around the eye regulates temperature. Bronx Zoo Sea Bird Aviary
The Penguin Camera is located on Torgersen Island (64°46’S, 64°04’W), off the coast of Anvers Island and less than a mile from Palmer Station. Torgersen Island is home to a colony of Adélie penguins numbering approximately 2,500. This camera is seasonal and operates primarily from October to February, the Adélie breeding season. The camera is solar-powered and may sometimes experience brief outages due to inclement weather. School classrooms and other educational demonstrations will often take control of the camera, moving it to gain better views of the colony.