The first sign of the pending penguin apocalypse!

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While it looks like an unprovoked attack by zombie penguins, these are actually Falkland Gentoo penguins returning home through a sandstorm. The photograph was taken by Michael Lohmann — and it has won him the runner-up prize in the bird category of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 prize.

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Image: Michael Lohmann/GDT.

The penguins, who live on the Falkland's Sea Lion Island, were scurrying home after a long day of feeding at sea. Lohmann was waiting for them on the beach when he snapped the pic.

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Here's the entire, uncropped image: "Returning From the Hunt":

Illustration for article titled The first sign of the pending penguin apocalypse!

More about this fantastic image at New Scientist.

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