21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Emperor penguin chicks playing on an iceberg

As we were visiting the emperor penguin colony of Snow hill in the Weddell sea, I was trying to photograph emperor penguins chicks but could not find a good angle because they were so packed, and were constantly moving. Suddenly, my eye was attracted by a small group of chicks who had decided to get away from the crowd and make of an iceberg their new playground.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Laura Jourdan