18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
"Red rover, red rover": Penguin games

While walking along the beach at Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands on a very windy day, I spotted two groups of king penguins appearing to be playing a team sport, complete with Magellanic penguins in their black and white stripes as referees, and two birds in the distance marking the goal posts.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Wendy Chambers