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Brave New World

Antarctica, November 2019

This is one of the smallest chicks that I observed at the colony. It is just a few weeks old but has done well to make it this far; less than a quarter of emperor penguin chicks survive their first year. Chicks must eat and grow as much as they can during the short spring season to improve their chances. Fatten up, little fella!

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