Antarctic Royalty: We pulled our camera-laden sleds across the frozen, undulating sea. Our destination was a small black speck in the distance: the Emperor colony. As we approached, the penguins nearest to us came over to check us out. Perhaps we looked a bit like huge penguins. Considering how much gear we were wearing, we certainly walked like them. At 2 a.m., the sun was low on the horizon, creating magnificent shadows. More here.