15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
King penguin stepping over rock with another

A king penguin looks down and wonders whether to step over a pebble on a sandy beach or stand on it. Another penguin is just behind it, and they both have black and orange heads, white breasts with orange patches at the throat, grey backs and flippers and black feet.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Nick Dale