Lonely Planet Writer

Penguin cameras show life under Antarctic ice

Research into penguins has plunged to new depths with the release of images which provide a glimpse of life beneath the Antarctic ice.

Adelie penguins diving off an iceberg, as research into penguins has plunged to new depths with the release of images from miniature cameras, which were attached to the penguins backs, that have provided a glimpse of life beneath the Antarctic ice.
Adelie penguins diving off an iceberg, as research into penguins has plunged to new depths with the release of images from miniature cameras, which were attached to the penguins backs, that have provided a glimpse of life beneath the Antarctic ice. Image by WWF UK/PA Wire

Miniature cameras were attached to the backs of Adelie penguins by scientists from the French and Japanese national Antarctic programmes before they went out to sea in search of food.

 A video still from one of several cameras which were attached to the backs of Adelie penguins in order to research life beneath the Antartic ice.
A video still from one of several cameras which were attached to the backs of Adelie penguins in order to research life beneath the Antartic ice. Image by WWF UK/PA Wire

The cameras weighed between 15 and 22 grams (0.5 and 0.8oz) and were recovered when the birds returned to their nests.

(Press Association)