March 22, 2013

Emperor Penguin Colony, Antarctica

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

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Life is safer at the colony, where predators are few and company is close.

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Watch a video of the penguins in action »
Learn more about the shoot in a Q&A with Paul Nicklen »

8 comments
Sharon Scheer
Sharon Scheer

Oh my gosh well dressed in tuxedo's My buds the penguin 

Harley Daddyson
Harley Daddyson

those three pinguins are so different than other pinguins which are sorrounding them... so contrast.

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

This is an amazing photo since he got such a close shot of them and he was able to capture three penguins that look the same and then they are surrounded by penguins that look so different.

Ayisha Christmas
Ayisha Christmas

I like how the photo is close up on the penguins and how they are not far off in the background. 

water bird
water bird

what a subtle photo of contrasts...color,hues, textures and impressions! offtopic +/-:   its very nice to have the comments all in one row/page with the updated layout for a simple overview, instead of flipping thru various pages which left "early" input often relegated into the back drop.

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