Photo of the Week: Curious Chicks

02-03-2014 // NWF Staff

Gentoo penguin chicks in the Antarctic

While parts of the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing record cold temperatures, it is summertime in the Southern Hemisphere. Gentoo penguins lay eggs at the beginning of the Antarctic spring, usually hatching by early summer. Later, in the Antarctic summer between January and February, chicks begin leaving their nest to explore. Photographing a gentoo colony, Max Seigal writes, “chicks approached me while I was taking pictures, and they seemed as curious in me as I was in them.” The Colorado resident used a Nikon D600 with a 16-35mm lens.

See last week's photo: Living Desert

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