Bird Photo Competition 2 2012 : Entry Number 80

Judges Comment

An environmental image that forces the viewer to empathize with the penguin's plight as it braves the vast and hostile Antarctic landscape.

Photographers Comment

My name is Chris, and I am a homeless nomad who travels from one seasonal job to the next, with lots of traveling between jobs. This is one of my favorite images from half a year spent working in the US Antarctic Program. Though they seem like carefree, jovial birds, in reality they are some of the toughest animals on earth, and I think this image portrays this well.