18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Race

A gentoo penguin leaping out the water with extra effort to try and beat his friends who are swimming just under the surface. Or so it seemed to me, as the wake of our ship in the Antarctic made natural swimming lanes as if in an Olympic pool.

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Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Antarctica
Copyright: © Jetje Japhet