These beautiful creatures are just one species on the long list of animals who are falling victim to the effects of climate change. Ice melt is drastically changing their breeding grounds and overfishing as well as ocean acidification is affecting their food sources.
Penguin Awareness Day is bringing the plight of the penguin to a global stage.
Here are our favourite images of these beautiful birds.
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Image credits: Paul Nicklen
Image credits: Steve Shuey
Image credits: David C. Schultz