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    A group of emperor penguins faces a crack in the sea ice, near McMurdo Station, Antarctica
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 3
    Lighting 1
    Creativity 1
    Story 3

    How long has this group of penguins been standing there pondering their next move? Why has this crack stopped them in their tracks? Sometimes a little humor can make the viewer stop long enough to smile… and then realize it’s actually not funny at all.

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Apr 5, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2016
    Location: Snow Hill, Antarctica (general), Antarctica
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    Focal Length: 58 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
    Aperture: f/6.3
    ISO: 320
    Copyright: © Kira Morris
    Categories: Culture, Animals, Nature
    Assignments: Photo of the Day , Climate Change: In Focus
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year