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Emperor Penguin

Posted by Carol Eifert on February 6, 2014 at 9:15 am
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Another bird commonly encountered when working in the Antarctic is the Emperor Penguin. They appear to like to take advantage of man-made snow berms to use as a place to molt. Because these birds are also protected by the Antarctic Treaty, they’re more curious about people than afraid. This makes them excellent photo subjects.

This particular bird was nearly finished with his molt and allowed me to get several photographs of him.

I took this picture in late 2011, using a Nikon Point and Shoot camera.