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Aerial photo of snow, ice and rocky coastline.
Date Taken:
November 2, 2011
Photograph By:
Dr. Paul Ponganis, NSF

What appears to be dirty snow in this aerial photo of Cape Washington is actually emperor penguins. Dr. Paul Ponganis and his team (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) have been studying emperor colonies throughout the Ross Sea area for decades. To learn more, read about his work in THE ANTARCTIC SUNhttp://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/contenthandler.cfm?id=2593

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