A penguin model visits Sydney, Australia, as part of the Antarctic March of the Penguins.

March of the penguins

This morning, people around the world are waking up to pictures of penguin sightings across the globe. The penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arriving at international airports and at iconic landmarks. From Sydney to Buenos Aires and from London to Johannesburg, the question on everybody’s mind – what are they here for?

The penguins are part of a new Greenpeace campaign calling for the creation of the largest protected area on earth: a 1.8 million square kilometre ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic. An Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary that would form a safe haven for penguins, whales and seals. A Sanctuary that keeps away industrial fishing vessels sucking up the tiny shrimp-like krill, that Antarctic life relies on. An Antarctic Sanctuary that limits the impact of climate change. A Sanctuary that would help secure the health of our oceans.

This Sanctuary will only happen if we demand that our leaders protect our shared oceans. This year we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make it happen – the Antarctic Ocean Commission meets to discuss the proposal in October.

We need to stand with the penguins and make world leaders listen to us, all of us! Click here to join the movement to protect the Antarctic!

And share the pictures below if you enjoy them as much as I did.

Hanging out at Caminito street museum in La Boca, Buenos Aires.

Getting directions to Hamburg’s famous Miniatur Wunderland from a passer by in the hauptbahnhof.

Arriving at sunset to Han river, which divides Seoul from east to west.

Posing for travellers at Washington National Airport in the United States.

Spotted in Hamburg causing a flap amongst the local seagulls.

Tagging along on a guided tour of Berlin by the The Brandenburg Gate.

Ticking off one of the world’s greatest cities, Berlin, to grab another all important suitcase travel sticker.

Taking in the amazing Gwanghwamun Gate and Gwanghwamun Square in South Korea. Tourist mode on.

Taking in the amazing Gwanghwamun Gate and Gwanghwamun Square in South Korea. Tourist mode on.

Wandering around looking for Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Riding around in a London cab and getting a good look at the beautiful Tower Bridge.

Grabbing some cool shade in Argentina’s Buenos Aires while waiting for a bus.

Arriving in Sydney, wasting no time in seeing the iconic Sydney Opera House after the flight.

Seeing the sites in Barcelona before hitting the Spanish coast with snorkel and fins.

Have you joined the campaign yet? Let’s do this.