June 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Picture of the Day: I Believe I Can Fly

by twistedsifter

i-believe-i-can-fly-penguin-Ashley Neuhof


Seen here is a penguin catching some serious air as it leaps out of the water. Photographer Ashley Neuhof explains:


“I waited all day in the kelp for this shot and after many failed attempts to catch the air time that these little guys were getting, this one finally got skyrocketed high enough. He or she proceeded to do an epic face plant, which I found was the standard style of penguin landing. They are the most entertaining creatures to photograph and kept a smile on my face throughout the course of my two-week excursion to the Falkland Islands. This photo was taken on Bleaker Island.”


Neuhof’s photo is one of the amazing entries into this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The annual contest is accepting entries until June 30. Up for grabs is an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. For all contest info, visit the official contest page.



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