19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

A pair of chinstrap penguins find safety for the night after a long day of dodging predators. We were heading back to our boat when we noticed seals patrolling a small inlet. A number of penguins had retreated to high ground, but these two seemed to have the best vantage for a beautiful sunset.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Copyright: © Alicia Burtner