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February 8th, 2014

March of the Penguins

Posted By Kevin Schafer
A line of Gentoos marches toward the sea
Believe it or not, this was one of the most frustrating days of my entire trip in Antarctica. We made a landing on Booth Island, a spectacular location between towering mountains, but the weather was lousy, with horizontal driving rain. What made it worse was that the angle of the rain precisely matched the angle …
 
November 26th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Ed Stockard

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Cruising Antarctica by Ed Stockard
Ed Stockard’s photo of penguins near Palmer Station, Antarctica is today’s Photo Of The Day. Stockard sent this image to the Flocks, Herds & Schools Assignment.
 
February 8th, 2013

Salisbury Plain King Penguins 33

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Salisbury Plain King Penguins 33
Baby king penguins are simply adorable. I was very fortunate to be able to spend as much time as I did photographing them at Salisbury Plains. The juveniles, like this one, were especially curious. I think that it was hungry and hoped that I would feed it. Keep in mind that in order to visit South …
 
January 10th, 2013

Salisbury Plain King Penguins 11

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Salisbury Plain King Penguins 11
This is a photo is of juvenile king penguin chicks, which are also called “Oakum boys”. I created it while visiting Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island in October 2012. My senses were completely over-loaded by the smells, sounds, and scale of the king penguin colony containing several 100,000 penguins, as well as the grandeur …
 
January 9th, 2013

Salisbury Plain King Penguins 2

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Salisbury Plain King Penguins 2
Aren’t these king penguins just adorable? I can not adequately describe how mind-blowing my visit was to Salisbury Plain during my South Georgia Island expedition this past October. After spending a week sailing in horrendous seas with terrible weather, I had finally arrived at my dream photography destination. Upon landing, most of the king penguins were …
 
November 1st, 2011

Heading South…and North

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Chinstrap Penguins on Iceberg, Antarctica
There are places in the world that are so unique, and so visually stunning, that both as a photographer and a lover of wilderness I find them irresistible. First among these has to be Antarctica, simply one of the most spectacular corners of the planet. The wildlife is fabulous, which sort of goes without saying, …
 
November 1st, 2010

European Visions…and Antarctica

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Adult King Penguin with chicks, South Georgia
If you’re guessing that the penguins in this photo are not in Europe, you’d be right. But I am, however…just heading home today from a meeting of the GDT, The Society of German Nature Photography, where I gave a talk on my work documenting endangered species.  As always, it was an inspiring event. Personally,  I …
 
July 24th, 2010

Thinking About the Cold

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Chinstrap penguins on Blue Iceberg
Maybe it’s the heat, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Antarctica. I have been many times over the years, but there is still something irresistible about the ice, the light, and the wildlife that gets me fired up again every time. And in case you think all the good pictures have already been …