Emperor Penguin, Antarctica
An Emperor Penguin slides across the fast ice in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Unlike us humans who sink down into the waist deep snow with every step, penguins can make short work it by sliding along on their bellies. This magnificent male came over to check us out while we were photographing a group of Emperors, giving us a close-up encounter that you could only dream of.
After spending almost an hour with us, he was back on his way. In a flurry of strokes from his powerful flippers, he soon disappeared back into the snow storm .