Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in blowing snowstorm. Mikkelsen Bay, Antarctica
We arrived at Mikkelsen Bay on Graham Island Antarctica for the second time. But this time the wind was blowing and the clouds were dark, exactly the conditions I was looking for. I raced up to the top in hopes of getting the Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in a composition with snow blowing against the dark background. Moments later, the wind blew the storm front out and it was all clear blue skies and calm winds.