Photograph by @paulnicklen // Happy #penguinawarenessday.  At up four feet in height, emperor penguins stand tall as they prepare to enter the cold 28F Ross Sea. They will be at sea for up to two weeks as they gorge on krill and ice-fish of which they will bring back to their hungry chicks.  A bit ungainly on land, these gigantic birds are true athletes once in the water.  #followme on @paulnicklen to see how they release millions of bubbles from their feathers to accelerate underwater. #penguin #nature #naturelovers #rosssea #MPA #instagood #love #beauty #happyfeet
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