Every year that I go to Antarctica I arrive in the city of Punta Arenas, Chile a day early so I can spend some time at the cemetery there photographing the incredible location. National Geographic lists this cemetery as one of the most beautiful in the world. It’s very different, spooking and yet a gorgeous place to visit. This image is one of many I will share. It’s of the tomb of one of the regional leaders and has been descritated with red paint as part of a nationwide protest against the government of Chile. This is very visible around the country no matter where you go.
I have a terrific Sony lens that is my favorite. It’s a 100-400mm gm master lens and it can focus close. It allows me to get what I call the picture in the picture. Thus when I do wildlife I get the full animal and then using the zoomed-in feature I look for the unusual and what is more unusual than the feet of a penguin.
I just completed an Antarctica Expedition with 30 clients. It was a super trip and I have come home with a ton of photos. These photographs were made while we were traveling from one location to another. We were having dinner and saw this iceberg with penguins go by. The Captain immediately turns the ship around and we approached this iceberg. The penguins were jumping onto it and it was fin to watch as many took several tries to get up. It was dusk and very dark and I was fortunate to be shooting with a Sony a7r4 which has terrific high ISO capability. These are two of my favorites that I hope to make large prints of next week. I’ll also have more photos, an article or two and videos that will appear on photopxl.com in the near future.