January 19, 2013

Humans Make First Contact with Penguin Colony

Rachel Shea, National Geographic

AP Photo

One of the largest emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica was discovered last month by a team from the International Polar Foundation's Princess Elisabeth station. 

The penguin colony had previously been identified through satellite imagery by researchers from the British Antarctic Survey. The penguins themselves didn't show up very clearly, but their excrement stains on the ice did.

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TAGGED: Zoology, Antarctica, Penguins


October 21, 2013
The Most Amazing Wildlife Photogaphy of 2013
Alan Taylor, Atlantic
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18... more ››