Emperor penguin chick, about 70 or 80 days old, stands on its own feet for the first time and begs for food from its father. Adult on left may be its mother or a friend of the father, or even an adult which has lost its own chick and is trying to "baby-snatch."

Peter Harrison, a world-class expert on seabirds, traveled with us and explained the complex behaviors we photograped.

© Gregory G. and Mary Beth Dimijian