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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A mother's courage

Shot in Antarctica, just when all seemed lost, the adelie penguin mother strode out courageously and faced off the rare all-white southern giant petrel that was cornering the cowering creche of screaming chicks.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Antarctica, Antarctica
Camera: NIKON D3X
Copyright: © Linc Gasking