PHOTO OF THE DAY: 06.03.20
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Cautious approach

A cautious Adélie penguin peers over the edge of an ice flow while his companions wait to see the outcome. While exploring Paulet Island in Antarctica, these beautiful birds would come up to you, curious to figure out what kind of penguin you are. But when it came time to enter the water they all huddle on the edge, hesitant to be the first one in. Orcas and leopard seals may lie below the waters surface. But once the first one goes in, they all go in massive group, leaping into unknown danger.

TAGS: Antarctica, Nature, Penguin, Wildlife

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin, United States of America
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Photo of the Day: 06.03.20
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© eric keller.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2019
Total Views: 3669
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: May 13, 2019, 8:13 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2000
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Antarctica