15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Gentoo penguin colony on Dourme Island before the storm

After landed for a couple of minutes on this small Island in the Antarctic Peninsula surrounding with ice and glaciers, I decide that I need just a couple of minutes to enjoy and breathing the nature in all expression as close I can, because we are in the middle of a big snow storm that coming fast to covering everything around us. This picture represents the moment when the storm crossing the hills and begin to transform everything in just one white layer in the landscape, and the penguin colony and the antartic scene disappears in front of us.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Ignacio Exequiel Henriquez