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Your morning adorable: One giant leap for a penguin in Antarctica

November 16, 2009 | 11:33 am

Penguin jump

"Who says penguins can't fly?" submitter kkcondon wonders -- and after seeing this great shot, we're beginning to wonder the same thing. We know penguins are unable to fly (despite what the BBC may have told us on a recent April Fool's Day), but this one sure does seem to be getting some hang time!

Antarctica's Cuverville Island, where kkcondon captured this photo, is home to a large colony of gentoo penguins like this fellow. Gentoos are distinguishable by the white, crownlike markings atop their heads and by their vividly colored beaks. 

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: kkcondon / Your Scene

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