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Adelie Penguin  Leap of Faith by Michael S Nolan


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Should I stay or should I go now? These adult Adelie penguins have decided to leap into the sea from an ice floe in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Adelies are declining throughout much of the Antarctic Peninsula region as climate change is melting the necessary ice from many former nesting and breeding areas. Gentoo penguins are replacing the ice-dependant Adelies in many of these areas. Literally Adelies are being forced to jump for their lives further and further south.


  • Leon Ritchie
    Leon Ritchieabout 4 years ago

    Lovely image Michael. Stunning work..

  • How can you not fall in love with penguins? Thanks Leon!

    – Michael S Nolan

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 4 years ago

    Stunning image Michael!

  • Of course you know that Australia is a lot closer to Antarctica than Tucson! Perhaps someday you will witness these guys for yourself! Thanks Joycee…

    – Michael S Nolan

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Wow, this is fanbloodytastic, what a capture, amazing, boy you’re a lucky chap, I would so love to be where you are, gorgeous image :o)

  • Thanks Josie, we are all so lucky to live in a place and a time where these marvelous creatures are available to us. Beauty is all around us, we can’t take it all for granted…

    Ciao bella!

    – Michael S Nolan

  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Michael S Nolan
    Michael S Nolanabout 4 years ago

    They are beautiful, I agree!

  • KartoonDudez
    KartoonDudezabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful colors! Great picture! Looks COLD!!!

  • Mllrg973
    Mllrg973about 4 years ago

    Awesome shot, Michael!!! Nice job ;)

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous image!

  • caybeach
    caybeachabout 4 years ago

    Great shot!

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