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Chinstrap Penguins (Pygoscelis antarcticus)– Cierva Cove, Antarctica

The ocean crashes against the rocks as the waves endlessly pound the shore. The chinstraps momentarily stop, judging the best moment to proceed and launch themselves like missiles into the freezing vast ocean around them. Occasionally they pause a little longer to observe their primary nemesis - a hunting leopard seal close by, but they do not faulter. Godspeed fearless ones!