These are two penguin photos I made on my last trip to Antarctica in February 2020. They were photographed with the Sony a7r iv and have a ton of detail. I processed these in Capture One 20 and used shadow recovery to bring out details in the black feathers and needed to highlight recovery in the white area of the penguin. I shot a lot of penguin photos and I always look for something different.
The top image was made from our ship as we passed an iceberg and the penguins were jumping onto an iceberg.
The image below was made onshore and it is a young penguin who is molting and trying to groom itself.