Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Colony Under Snow

Colony under Snow - RX100, ~30mm, f/8, 1/160s, ISO 125.

This was a landing to see a Macaroni Penguin colony at Cooper Bay (I don’t remember the location exactly).  What I do remember is the snow storm and the climb up the hill in the snow.  It may not look like it, but being there was incredible, storm and all.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader - 5D3, 400mm, f/6.3, 1/400s, ISO 100.

A group of Penguins make their way across a ridge, their black coats striking a vivid contrast against the overcast sky.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

White Out Conditions

White Out Conditions - 5D3, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/9, 1/100s, ISO 100.

The visibility was so bad during the short snow storm while we were on our landing at Ample Bay that you could barely see even nearby objects.  Fortunately the storm only lasted about 5 minutes and then we had fresh powder for the rest of the landing.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rejoicing in Snow

Rejoicing in Snow - 5D3, 400mm, f/4, 1/640s, ISO 100. 

A King Penguin rejoices in the light snow at Ample Bay.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm - 5D3, 70-200 @ 95mm, f/9, 1/250s, ISO 100.

Many penguins weather a short-lived blizzard at Ample Bay in South Georgia Island.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Zodiac Cruise

Zodiac Cruise - 5D3, 24-70 @ 25mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO 100.

There’s no experience like a zodiac cruise in the Southern Ocean.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Grytviken



The settlement of Grytviken on South Georgia Island was home to a thriving whaling station in the early 1900s.  Long abandoned, its an interesting stop now for those that visit this remote island.






Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back Off!

Back Off! - 5D3, 400mm, f/3.2, 1/1000s, ISO 200.

Don’t mess with a Gentoo Penguin on the nest at breeding time.

Monday, August 15, 2016

On the Nest

On the Nest - 5D3, 400mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 100.

A Gentoo Penguin on the nest at Undine Harbour.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Freezing Fur Seal

Freezing Fur Seal - 5D3, 400mm, f/5.6, 1/320s, ISO 200.

An ice crusted Fur Seal on Salisbury Plain.