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The curious penguin

The curious penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #4229: Here is a photo to put a smile on your face. When Deb and I traveled to Antarctica, a documentary film crew came along. We all had to abide by strict rules that prevented us from approaching any animal closer than fifteen feet. Those rules also applied to the […]

Antarctica snow

Antarctica snow

Marty’s photo of the day #4201: I shot this photo shortly after Deb and I climbed a glacier on Antarctica. All of a sudden, giant snowflakes began falling. It was simply magical! Below where I am standing is a gentoo penguin colony, and if you look in the upper left-hand corner, you will see our […]

Antarctica photobomb

Antarctica photobomb

Marty’s photo of the day #3880: This photo cracks me up. I spent several minutes crawling through penguin guano to get in just the right position to photograph this gentoo penguin mother and chick. Then, just as I push the shutter button, a south polar skua photobombs! (Photographed on Antarctica)

Gentoo close-up

Gentoo close-up

Marty’s photo of the day #3507: This is one of my favorite photos from my Antarctica trip. We had strict rules that we could not approach any animal closer than 15 feet. But if an animal approached us? That was okay. The man in my photo is Paul Jacobson, who was filming a documentary of […]

Penguin scenic

Penguin scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3065: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. Today we have a gentoo penguin mother and chick, photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

A penguin parable

A penguin parable

Marty’s photo of the day #3007: To the average person this is just a group of penguins. So let me—an expert in penguin politics—interpret this photo for you, which I smuggled in from a Russian research facility on Antarctica: There are both Adélie and gentoo penguins in this image. For years the gentoos have had […]

The curious chick

The curious chick

Marty’s photo of the day #2980: We had a strict rule on our Antarctica expedition: we could not approach any animal closer than fifteen feet. The animals, on the other hand, didn’t have such rules, and they could approach us as close as they wanted to. In this photo, a curious gentoo penguin chick has […]