As the National Geographic Explorer ploughs through the ice, at times there are different animals resting on ice-floats. I was on the bow when I spotted this lone penguin ahead. For a moment I though it was doomed. But as the ship got closer, just in time, the little fellow turned its head, spotted the ship, and in a split second decided it was time to bail. Off it scurried into the icy water of Antarctica . Phew! (Unfortunately, I missed the picture just before it hit the water).