LEFT BEHIND

ADÉLIE PENGUINS

PYGOSCELIS ADELIAE

As a katabatic wind begins to blow across the ice, a group of Adélie penguins moves towards the ocean edge, yet one penguin remains behind, motionless on its belly. I now wonder was it sick or just indifferent to the environmental maelstrom gathering around it?

East Antarctica

Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 100, handheld 

by Andrew Peacock