Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty
| Carefully assessing the water to make sure no leopard seals were present, these Adélie penguins stand close together on a frozen ledge in Antarctica. Chilled to the bone, I waded in knee-deep water and patiently waited for the first penguin to drop in. Finally, one did! Whether they jumped of their own volition or were pushed I cannot say, but the others followed like dominoes. Adélie penguins are not the largest of their species, but they pack a ton of charisma into their little bodies.
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