Penguins waddle on snow as visitors look on at Otaru Aquarium in Otaru, Hokkaido, on Saturday.
A penguin just born this year was part of the eight-penguin flock
that appeared for the aquarium’s popular show, with some of the animals
using their mouths to play with ropes or lying on their bellies to rest
as visitors cheered and took photos.
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.