September 12, 2014


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September 12, 2014

Species: Emperor Penguin | Location: West Antarctica, Antartic Peninsula

A pair of emperor penguins stand above their chick.  Emperor penguins are unique in that after the mother lays her egg, the dad is the one who sits on the egg while the mother sets out to sea to feed for two months.  They are some of the most dedicated animal dads out there! 

About The Photographer

Cropped eric rock

Eric's illustrious career began in Alaska in 1989, where he worked as a field researcher on many of the state’s diverse animal species, including river otters, waterfowl, moose and reindeer. He also served as the Head Naturalist at Kantishna Roadhouse Lodge in Denali National Park. Read Eric's bio to learn more about him!

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