Penguins have to be one of the cutest animals on the planet. Fluffy, plump and often clumsy, it’s all but impossible for these unique birds to evoke anything other than positive emotions — and those photographers lucky enough to see them in their natural habitat regularly reminds us of this fact.
But penguins have also shown themselves to be very caring parents, and it’s also a real pleasure to observe how they defend, teach and keep their little one’s warm.
Here are 20 photos which will convince you that there’s nothing more awesome than penguins. Seriously, how do they stay so cute in such cold weather?!