19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gentoo Penguin Pair

Penguins are attentive parents, with both males and females sharing the work equally. Gentoo couples often perform elaborate display ceremonies. One such protocol, as photographed here, involves the pair facing each other and bowing their heads.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Antarctica, Antarctica
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Amartya Mukherjee
Photo of the Day: 12.29.21