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The Glad Eye
Photograph of a single Adélie penguin with its left wing outstretched.
Penguins have always fascinated Antarctic explorers because of their unusual appearance and comical expressions. Ponting took well over 100 photographs of the Adélie and Emperor penguins he encountered. The 'Glad Eye' became popular as a postcard image.