Species: Chinstrap Penguin | Location: Robert Island, Antarctica
We made our last landing of the trip at Robert Point on Robert Island, Antarctica. This is usually a place where groups can't land due to the wind, as it's very exposed. As had been the case the entire trip, there was very little wind; although there was a mix of clouds and sun. There was hiking, a Chinstrap Penguin colony and lots of fur seals at this landing. I chose to work my way safely past some fur seals to get to the chinstrap colony. Most of the colony was up high, where I couldn't safely get because of my photo gear. I did watch and noticed where the path was that the penguins used to head up to the colony. I positioned myself away from the path and used the lens to zoom in at a penguin that was walking right toward me.
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About The Photographer
I am a retired product management and development professional who now spends most of my time traveling the world taking photographs. I started taking pictures when I was six and continued my interest in photography in my adult life. I have won international photographic competitions, including 3 best-in-the-world nature print awards in the Kodak International Salon. I have also won an award in the Ocean Conservancy 2016 contest. Two of my images were featured in the 2018 Ocean Conservancy calendar and three images are in the 2019 calendar. My images have also been published in National Wildlife magazine, National Gardening magazine, Florida Wildlife magazine and on the World Wildlife Fund web site. I have exhibited in numerous juried art shows and galleries. When home, I give presentations to community groups about the countries and communities I’ve visited, and talk about the environmental changes I have captured in my photography.