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a penguin jumping out of the water onto the ice, Gould Bay, Antarctica
August 18, 2015

When Penguins Fly

An emperor penguin bursts from its watery hunting ground in Gould Bay, Antarctica. The largest of all penguins, flightless emperors live on the Antarctic ice, employing physiological adaptations and cooperative behaviors to deal with the harsh environment. Michel’s image was recently featured in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.
Photograph by Christopher Michel, National Geographic Your Shot

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