Photo Of The Day by Ed Stockard

Cruising Antarctica by Ed Stockard

Cruising Antarctica by Ed Stockard

Ed Stockard’s photo of penguins near Palmer Station, Antarctica is today’s Photo Of The Day. Stockard sent this image to the Flocks, Herds & Schools Assignment. “[This photo was] taken leaving Neko Harbor in the Antarctic Peninsula area,” Stockard says. “We were leaving a shore stop and I headed to the top of the cruise ship deck and noticed we were overtaking a small group of Gentoo penguins. As we passed be closely I was able to see both breaching and below surface birds… magical!”

For more about penguins and the top 5 places in the world where you can go to photograph them, see the the article, Penguin Planet by Kevin Schafer.

Stockard used a Canon EOS 20D and a 70-200mm lens.

I choose the OP Photo Of The Day from the various OP galleries including AssignmentsYour Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. Also, for each issue of the magazine I go through the Assignments galleries and choose a few to be featured in The Best Of Assignments in print and I select a weekly winner to be featured on the OP home page. To get your photos into the running all you have to do is submit them.