Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On the Way

On the Way - 5D3, 70-200 IS II @ 120mm, f/7.1, 1/125s, ISO 250.
A pair of loafing penguins makes their way to a small group of molters off in the distance.  I made this image on the first full day of landings, in the morning at Right Whale Bay.  There was still some decent snow and I was on the first zodiac to land and so set off immediately for groups of molting penguins in the distance to photograph them against the snow covered mountains.  You have to be careful with molting penguins, since they can't enter the water, they are very skittish.  They are usually low on energy (not having eaten in a while, because of that whole can't enter the water until the new coat comes in) and causing them to expend even more energy running away from you could kill them.  We all kept a good distance away and opted to make more landscape style images.
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