15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A king penguin appears to direct traffic on South Georgia Island

Hundreds of thousands of King penguins descend on South Georgia Island’s Salisbury Plain to mate and bear young. They all seem to be going somewhere in a line, but sometimes leave their line to enter another heading in the opposite direction.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Copyright: © Shelley Sandusky