19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gentoo Penguin

Being on the Antarctic mainland is a feeling that is hard to explain. Despite having seen so many nature documentaries and read so many polar books, the actual experience was so much more immersive, awe-inspiring and grander than what I was hoping for. Penguins are specially adapted for thriving in a place where very few can survive. Our expedition guides allowed us plenty of time on this and other landings. This helped me to try and create a variety of images.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Antarctica, Antarctica
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Amartya Mukherjee
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