T H E ( A L M O S T ) W E E K L Y P H O T O G R A P H
12 January 2016
Do You Have Plenty of Storage Space?
King Penguin, Gold Harbour, South Georgia. Canon EOS 5DS R - EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM – 400mm 1/2000 second @ f4.5 – ISO 100.
In November on South Georgia, 'storage space' is at a premium for Elephant Seals and penguins. The Elephant seals are basically on their way out, the Antarctic Fur seals on their way in, and there always seem to be so many penguins, I'm not sure what they are up to! (Well, actually, their numbers are rapidly growing in November and nesting is high on their to-do lists.)
I've just returned from a second voyage to Antarctica and South Georgia with Aurora Expeditions on board Polar Pioneer and suffice to say, we had an amazing trip. The weather gods smiled upon us with rain, snow, shine and wind - the storm conditions on the Gerlache Strait were sensational to photograph (I'll show you some pics in a future post). It was really windy, but the Strait itself is relatively sheltered, so for the passengers it was just a fun day on the water.
And we also managed to get Gold Harbour in perfect sunlight to shoot the King Penguins, as shown in the photograph above and the two below.