National Geographic’s photo of the day: 20th February

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 and is filed under Travel.

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20th February photo

Solitary penguin photo – king penguin picture – “Whaling away

Photograph by Douglas Gimesy, National Geographic Your Shot

“At the now abandoned Grytviken whaling station in South Georgia, this lone king penguin stood motionless for several hours, like a solitary sentinel, guarding memories of atrocities past, ensuring that no one forgot what happened here,” writes Your Shot contributor Douglas Gimesy. The station processed tens of thousands of slaughtered whales during its nearly 60 years in operation.

“After about two hours of gentle wind, the breeze stopped, it fell silent, and the snow started to fall, making the moment even more poignant.”

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I don’t know about you, but this solitary penguin photo makes me sad. We’re used to seeing penguins in a group and this king penguin looks a little bit out of his place. The context of this National Geographic photo of the day is also perfect. Everything aligned so that photographer  Douglas Gimesy could take a beautiful photo with a strong story behind it.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s National Geographic photo “Whaling away.

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Source: National Geographic