Emporer penguins gather at South Georgia Island, a remote and inhospitable island in the far southern fringe of the Atlantic Ocean near Antarctica.
According to our guest photographer, @: “I am often asked what my favorite place in the world is. While there is no real answer to the question, I will often reply ‘South Georgia Island. South Georgia is like no place on Earth. There is no permanent human population on the island and the island is mostly inhabited by seals and penguins. Lots and lots of penguins. It is one of the largest penguin breeding colonies in the world. The Penguins also have no fear of humans and will walk right up to you. It also gained fame as the location where Ernest Shackleton sailed out to in a rowboat to rescue his crew.” [For the next few months, Newsweek will be featuring the work of several photographers doing interesting work around the globe and highlighting places, people and stories that we don't hear enough about. This week we are featuring photos taken by the award-winning photographer Gary Arndt of @]. . . . . .