The Adelie penguin is a species of penguin that can only be found along the Antarctic coast. Wildlife photographer Michael Nolan took these amazing photos of the birds in their habitat.

Adult Adelie penguins walking on first year sea ice in Active Sound, Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Adult Adelie penguins, Pygoscelis adeliae, walking on first year sea ice in Active Sound, Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Porpoising adult Adelie penguins, Brown Bluff, Weddell Sea,  Antarctica

Porpoising adult Adelie penguins, Pygoscelis adeliae, Brown Bluff, Weddell Sea,  Antarctica

Adelie penguin chicks, Brown Bluff, Antarctica

Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) chicks, Brown Bluff, Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Polar Regions

Adelie penguins jumping out of the water on Yalour Islands, Antarctic Peninsula

Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae), Yalour Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Polar Regions

See more of Michael Nolan’s work here

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