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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Adélie Penguin on an Iceberg

Ice-dependent animals are in perilous danger of losing their habitat. This photo shows an Adélie penguin standing on an iceberg off Devil Island, Antarctica. I like how the half-lit, sea-eroded iceberg gives the scene a sense of dichotomy. Perhaps the penguin's indecision on which way to go, or perhaps ours.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Conor Ryan
Awards
Photo of the Day: 10.02.19
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