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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
PENGUIN PORTRAIT IN WHITEOUT

In November 2019, I undertook a fascinating tour to the 7th continent …. the white continent …. the coldest and windiest continent …. the only continent without any permanent human residents. Truly, a place like no other …. And nothing is more symbolic of this vast white wilderness of elemental forces than its most famous denizens …. the penguins. This minimalistic picture of a Gentoo penguin was made on 5th November, 2019 on my first landing on reaching the Antarctic peninsula at Mikkelsen Harbour.

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Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Amartya Mukherjee