November 11, 2013

Penguin Pair, Antarctica

Photograph by Marius Ilies, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

I took this picture at Port Lockroy during my trip to Antartica in 2010. The two penguins almost touching flippers, looking at each other, and captured against the majestic frozen background, seemed romantically involved.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Ah, penguin love. In addition to the unavoidable invitation to anthropomorphize this pair, I am taken by the composition. The layers of this frame take it one step beyond the obvious. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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93 comments
Alexandra P
Alexandra P

Pure love... Holding each others hand!! :)

Beautiful picture!

lynn m.
lynn m.

Such a picture-perfect for a Valentine card :))

Sumaya Nabi
Sumaya Nabi

It warms the heart, love penguins..Thank you for posting

Syed Fuad
Syed Fuad

Naturally fascinating. Everything is created in pair.

M. Hay
M. Hay

Just so darn cute!   Penguins are adorable.

Sean McConnell
Sean McConnell

something timeless about this photo that appeals

Yanti Fithriyani
Yanti Fithriyani

oooooso sweet.... so romantic pic, i cant understand, the two penguin can show their emotions, and the photographer can capture this moment very beautiful...

Alex Stanic
Alex Stanic

Beautiful photo, yet, it is like "so, honey, the time has come ... We must leave soon... The man is on ice..." ;)

CS Liao
CS Liao

Love the composition, and very cute.

orange Doctor
orange Doctor

They are planning for their future, their child's and ..

Drkamal Mohanani
Drkamal Mohanani

ONE OF THE NATURE & PENGUINS WHO ARE VERY AWAY FROM CIVILIZATION - DR KAMAL MOHANANI

Cami Grace
Cami Grace

Aww! They're so cute! What's even cuter than that is when they put their beaks together and form a heart! So cute!:D <3

Shannon T
Shannon T

So adorable. They almost make a heart shape. Coupled with that amazing background this is fantastic. Thank you Marius.

David Matyczynski
David Matyczynski

All this....and fish breath too......it must be love..... or it is the tux she can't resist!!!!!

Macky Tmac
Macky Tmac

just plain natural..simple.. yet dramatically moving

Subeg B.
Subeg B.

she penguin: darling! shouldn't we join others down there?
 he penguin: not yet dear, let that man take our photo, then we can go.

Angel Fitzsimmons
Angel Fitzsimmons

"Alone...at last!"  A moment later, they coyly lower their heads, touching beaks...forming the eternal symbol of Love - the Heart - shared between both.  Camera fades...CUT!  That's a wrap!

Yes, it's impossible to look at adorable penguinos without humanizing them.  

The photo captures the textural variances and delineations of blues, greys, blacks & whites.  Great balance.

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