Monday, May 6, 2013

A Solitary Penguin on Antarctic's South Georgia Island

by Dietrich Schmitz

This post has no special purpose other than to share something that took me by surprise.  It's a National Geographic 'Photo of the Day'.

The subject matter?

A solitary Penguin is shown with it's back to the wind and streaming snow in an otherwise barren sub-zero bone numbing environment.  It seems totally hostile to life, yet these birds manage to exist and thrive in what humans would consider inhabitable conditions--most of the year at least.

So caught up with the surreal nature of the photo, I immediately absconded with it and it now resides as the wallpaper on my Fedora 18 Xfce Desktop.  There's definitely some symbolism going on here.  Yes?

I just had to share it with you.  And, of course, a big 'Thank You' National Geographic for taking such an incredibly beautiful photograph and sharing it with the world.

-- Dietrich

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