18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Emperor penguin chick tragedy

Biologist in the French scientific antarctic station I spent hours observing the emperor penguins. During the winter there is only the emperor penguin, at the end the giant petrel come back and feed only with emperor penguin chicks. This chick was too far from the colony, it was fatal.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: NIKON D4
Copyright: © virgil decourteille