15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Early Days

A newborn gentoo penguin chick yawns in satisfaction. Taken whilst lying on the ground in penguin mess! The low angle allowed me to exclude any distracting elements and view the scene from the chick's point of view. Volunteer Point, East Falkland.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: East Falkland, Falkland Islands., Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © John Birch