Emperor Penguin "chicks", 5 1/2 months old, on Dec. 30, 1981, on pack ice drifting out to sea, near the French Dumont-d'Urville research station on Adélie coast of Antarctica. We had to walk (carefully!) on thin pack ice to photograph these. They were on their own at this point, and had to learn to dive and feed at sea. Sadly these particular chicks may not have survived, as the very reason we saw them above water is that they were some of the youngest chicks, and may have been less well fed.
© Gregory G. and Mary Beth Dimijian