Photo of the Day

an emperor penguin launching from the sea to the ice in Antarctica
March 6, 2013

Emperor Penguin, Antarctica

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features Preparing to launch from the sea to the sea ice, an emperor penguin reaches maximum speed. See more pictures from the November 2012 feature story "Escape Velocity." Paul Nicklen awarded first place in World Press Photo contest » Learn the story behind the shoot » Watch a behind-the-scenes video »
Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

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