One of my favourite experiences during my recent trip to New Zealand was to be able to see penguins in the wild. There is a yellow eyed penguin colony near Moeraki and the area is fenced off for their protection. While we were there, one of the little fellows crawled under the fence and went for a waddle up the hillside. He seemed quite unconcerned that we were there and took his time walking up the hill.
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.