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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Adélie Penguin on an Iceberg

Ice-dependent animals are in perilous danger of losing their habitat. This photo shows an Adélie penguin standing on an iceberg off Devil Island, Antarctica. I like how the half-lit, sea-eroded iceberg gives the scene a sense of dichotomy. Perhaps the penguin's indecision on which way to go, or perhaps ours.

TAGS: Antarctica, Blue, Ice, Iceberg, Penguin

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Tobermory, United Kingdom
Member since 2019
Awards
Photo of the Day: 10.02.19 Editors' Pick Finalist Natural World Winner
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Copyright:
© Conor Ryan.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2019
Total Views: 9736
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Aug. 6, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO320
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PHOTO LOCATION Antarctica