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The emperor penguins fight for survival and to protect their only baby in the frozen Antarctic ice desert.
Canon 1Ds Mark III
Canon EF 500 mm L
Antarctica: Atka Bay, Weddell Sea
Get your own stones!
By Tim Fisher
Gentoo penguin seemingly picking up a tourist.
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