Watch Leopard Seals Play and Hunt in Antarctica

These half-tonne predators sometimes toy with penguins, slapping them against the sea surface. Typically leopard seals hunt alone from offshore ice floes. But with sea ice appearing later and disappearing sooner, they now often congregate close to shore, where the penguin colonies are. Watch National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen dive with these dangerous, and often misunderstood, creatures.

Go Inside an Antarctic 'City' of 400,000 King Penguins

South Georgia’s St. Andrews Bay is home to the busiest beach on the planet, where 400,000 king penguins have converged to raise the next generation. The peaceful snow-capped mountain backdrop is misleading — life in this city is far from simple. British wildlife wildlife filmmaker, Bertie Gregory, learns that chicks going crazy and dodging a 3,600-kilogram predator is all part of the carnage.

Photos Show Thriving Wildlife on an Eerie Polar Volcano

See the thriving wildlife on a strange polar volcanic island that once hosted British expeditions and scientific research.

Watch Rescued Penguins Waddle Their Way to Freedom

In November 2017, ten African penguins waddled their way to freedom after several months of rehabilitation. The birds—all between six and 12 months old when they were rescued—had washed up onshore suffering from illnesses and injuries. Rehabilitators released the penguins once the animals were fit enough to return to the wild. Plettenberg Bay was chosen as the release site in the hope the penguins will return to their colony

Surprising Snow-White Animals of Your Winter Dreams

Spotting a rare, snowy white animal that would typically be colourful is a surprising treat, and stunningly beautiful. White feathers or fur can be caused by genetic conditions including albinism and leucism. Albinism is a genetic mutation in which the body cannot produce melanin pigments. Leucism is another genetic peculiarity that causes white coloration, but the animal may have some pigments, such as giving them blue eyes or colour patterning. Sometimes the white colour can make animals more vulnerable to predators since they stand out. However, the coloration can also help them blend in. Albino and leucistic animals can also be dangerously susceptible to sunburn. Owners of pets with albinism and leucism can make accommodations to protect their companions.

Falkland Islands: Meet a British penguin

A new expedition brings you face-to-face with the Falkland Islands’ animal inhabitants.

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