In just a little over a year, I will hopefully (pandemic depending) be heading to Ushuaia, Argentina to board the Ocean Nova for yet another voyage to the most incredible location on the planet. Our trip is being hosted by one of my companies Rockhopper Workshops. It’s a 20-day trip visiting the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. It is the ultimate bucket list trip.
The image above was a shot as we approached S. Georgia Island. This place never disappoints with great light and clouds and is teaming with wildlife.
So what do you think? This is a special image. It was made in the South Georgia Islands. Two King Penguins just happened to be on the beach with a shipwreck in the background. You see penguin couples often and you can think of a hundred different captions for a shot like this. I shot it with a long lens with a wide aperture so I could soften the ship in the background. By the way, the ship is a great example of gorgeous rust. I have images of that I will share too. Hope you enjoy this image, who can’t like penguins?
There are so many things to like about South Georgia Island. Every cove, every harbor, every fjord has something special for the photographer and explorer. This particular spot has everything I like, rust and landscape and a few seals. We had the pefrect weather for this excursion. Made with a Fuji XT-2 and 18-55mm lens.
South Georgia Island is a great place to shoot King Penguins. I did was sit on the beach by the water and these fellows came over to say hello. It’s amazing how curious and friendly these little guys are. This was shot with a Fuji XT-2 and 10-24 wide angle zoom.