The penguins of cartoons are often a combination of a number of the penguin species. The gentoo penguin is the one that contributes the orange feet that have come to define what a penguin’s feet should look like. Ask a child to color a penguin and you can bet the feet will be orange. The adelie penguins, in contrast, have very pale pink colored feet. However, their facial markings best define the classic penguin. Both of these species utilize floating icebergs to rest, and they will come flying out of the water and make amazing landings. This gentoo penguin, was preparing to reenter the water, and began slowly walking along the ice, using its sharp claws for traction. Both their entry into, and exit from water is somewhat reckless in appearance and often generates a smile in the observer. I took this grab shot while motoring around an iceberg in a zodiac, and took a few different focal length frames using the 100-400mm. In this case, the long lens allowed for the isolation of the bird with a colorful background.