Photo of the Day

a pair of penguins in Antarctica
November 11, 2013

Penguin Pair, Antarctica

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots I took this picture at Port Lockroy during my trip to Antartica in 2010. The two penguins almost touching flippers, looking at each other, and captured against the majestic frozen background, seemed romantically involved. What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Ah, penguin love. In addition to the unavoidable invitation to anthropomorphize this pair, I am taken by the composition. The layers of this frame take it one step beyond the obvious. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe. See more pictures from Your Shot's Daily Dozen » Get tips on photographing nature » See pictures from National Geographic's Antarctica Expedition »
Photograph by Marius Ilies, Your Shot

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