Photo of the Day

Elephant seals and king penguins on a beach
November 13, 2010

Elephant Seals and King Penguins

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Giant petrels patrol the beach at St. Andrews Bay, thronged by king penguins and elephant seals. During the breeding season South Georgia hosts the densest mass of marine mammals on Earth.

See more photos from the December 2009 story "South Georgia."

Watch Great Migrations this month on the National Geographic Channel »
See more animal migration photos »

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history