The first complete skull of a giant penguin Icadyptes salasi (1.5m estimated standing height). Fine vascular texturing and other features of its long beak are unlike any other known penguin. A skull of Spheniscus humbolti, the only species inhabiting Peru today, is shown for scale (scale bar = 1cm) (Image: Daniel Ksepka)
The Emperor Penguin is Antarctica's largest sea bird and one of the most iconic and beloved animals. Emperor Penguins can reach up to 4 feet meters) in height, and feed primarily on fish, squid and tiny, shrimplike animals called krill.
The smallest penguin found in the Antarctic, the ADELIE PENGUIN is found around Antarctica and on its islands. It builds its nest of stones on the rocky beaches, jealously guarding and often fighting over the best rocks.