Vintage Penguins of the Day

Adelie Penguins by H.G. Ponting

Adelie Penguins by H.G. Ponting, 1911

H.G. Ponting was the photographer for Captain Robert Falcon Scott‘s last expedition to the Antarctic.    He took some of the most amazing  photographs, including this one of Adelie penguins jumping out of the ocean and onto an ice floe.  These little penguins can jump up to ten feet.

Gratuitous Penguin of the Day

Adelie Penguin photo by Brendan Van Son

Penguin Walk, photo by Brendan Van Son

If you’re just waking up and need something adorable to lift your spirits while you drink your coffee, try this photo essay about Antarctic penguins by my affable Canadian twitter pal Brendan Van Son.