Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ANTARCTICA JOURNEY


I am on a ship heading toward Antarctica right now. We just had 3 days at South Georgia, an island east of the Falklands, and the photography was amazing. I was taken aback by the drama and the beautiful of the island, and the wildlife was exciting to see and photograph. The most memorable place we visited was the Salisbury Plane where thousands of king penguins breed and have their chicks. I used a medium telephoto lens (200mm)to get the photo attached, and what makes this a special image is the fact that I was able to climb a hill for this elevated perspective. It was impossible to capture the expanse of the colony from ground level.

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