Photo of the Day 10 June 2008

Chinstrap Penguin, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, 2006
Photograph by Paul Nicklen

A solitary chinstrap penguin stands at attention on the rocky shore of the Antarctic Peninsula. These penguins, which rely less on sea ice than other species do for their survival, have thrived as climate change has warmed the ocean around Antarctica. Since 1974 their numbers have increased by some 2,700 percent.