March 14, 2015

Chinstrap Penguins, Antarctica

Photograph by Erik Osterholm, National Geographic Your Shot

Chinstrap penguins—named for the markings on their heads—congregate on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. Near the top of the region's food chain, penguins have no land-based predators in Antarctica other than man; early seafarers killed millions for their oil.

Traveling to Antarctica? We've got your guide >>

Travel 365. Explore the world, one incredible image at a time.

Take a Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

  • Picture of a volcano on Reunion Island

    Who Will Win?

    Browse photos of nature, cities, and people and share your favorite photos.