December 3, 2013

Penguins, Antarctica

Photograph by Nancy Leigh, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot community member Nancy Leigh got this photo despite less than good conditions. "Woke up on this cold and snowy day in Antarctica with a sore throat, laryngitis, and a fever. No time to feel sorry for myself and stay in bed," she writes. "Climbed into the Zodiac dressed in what seemed to be a million layers. On the day I felt the worst, and shivered in the snow and wind, I took my favorite photographs of the trip. These two gentoo penguins were perched high above the icy water on a shelf of an iceberg. Were they angry with each other, on the lookout, breaking the wind for each other?"

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