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February 11th, 2013

Gold Harbor King Penguins Abstract 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Gold Harbor King Penguins Abstract 1
This is an abstract image of king penguins that I created while visiting Gold Harbor during my South Georgia Island expedition. I initially photographed this scene with the aid of my tripod using traditional depth of field and sharp focus techniques, but later decided to explore it using slow shutter speeds and hand-held camera movement. … 
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 … 
February 7th, 2013

Prion Island Wandering Albatross 10

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Prion Island Wandering Albatross 10
Another cute baby animal picture! One of the first locations that I visited during my South Georgia Island ordeal expedition was Prion Island, which is home to a declining population of wandering albatross. The reason that the population is in trouble is due to long-line fishing. The albatross are attracted to the baited hooks that … 
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 …