King Penguin Colony
Hello James, stunning picture, those mountains are special, the penguins look amazing in there downy feathers... is the mountain on the horizon the area of glaciation that Shackleton crossed?... (I think the SAS/Marines did roughly the same thing during the Falklands conflict..)
I would appreciate it if you could inform me...
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-07-14 10:34]
Well done, James.
Almost science fiction.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-07-14 10:35]
It is heaven! Would love to be there now... Beautiful photo with a great scene. POV, DOF and composition are very good. TFS
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-07-14 10:46]
What a glorious shot in both a landscape and this huge King Penguin Colony. Superb shot my friend! Thanks for sharing this.
Warm regards and best wishes,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-07-14 10:52]
I cannot imagine seeing this scene with my own eyes! A perfect capture of all these penguins in a most beautiful setting. The snow and clouds on the mountains are beautiful. And the penguins - all I can say is WOW!
- fragman (43776)
- [2008-07-14 11:00]
amazing capture, TFS Ori
- lawbert (0)
- [2008-07-14 11:01]
Yup..This is the nuts!!
- joska (22535)
- [2008-07-14 11:04]
like one scene from the Film Happy Feet! Fantastic shoot!
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-07-14 11:11]
Hi James. A first class pictures that has the lot. TFS. good notes too.
- Hil (5035)
- [2008-07-14 12:16]
Fabulous shot of the Penguin colony set against the wonderful mountain backdrop.
I just love the way they just stand around looking about.
So how many are they?
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-07-14 12:49]
wonderful capture from other side of the world. You captured and presented this crowded large colony of the penguins. wonderful scene. composition, colors, POV and focus excellent. Congratulations indeed. Thanks. Ahmet
- yasemin (1578)
- [2008-07-14 12:55]
Hi James, Amazing picture and very scientific ....Well done amazing look...Kind regards, Leyla
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-07-14 15:04]
Wow. a lot o Penguins together, looks like the food is for free here. Excellent image My friend. I like the pose and the mountains in the back with the snow.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-07-14 16:59]
what a wonderful image of this colony of King Penguins
and in the same time great landscape shot with the mountains at the back,
fine POV & DOF, excellent sharpness & details, TFS
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-07-14 20:35]
That is a lot of penguins!! It is really an interesting shot. One normally expects snow and ice and this is so different. I really like it. Nice sharpness and color...
Evelynn : )
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-07-14 21:42]
I want to thank you heartedly for this outstanding photo that sharing with us all, without your effort, we will never see such beauty of nature that exist! never see so many Penguins in my life and as my wife, she is sending her thanks as well to you!
we both enjoyed it so much with our appreciation!
James, you are a great photographer and explorer in this site!
thank you for the notes as well
greeting and regards from NZ
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-07-14 22:03]
The thumbnail doesn't tell much, the opened picture a whole story! It's phantastic, somehow surreal, at least surprising. The number of penguins here is incredible and the strange effect is highlighted by a dark atmosphere.
Well seen, well done!
- efsus (3947)
- [2008-07-15 1:40]
Bu penguen halkı herzaman ilgimi çekmiştir ve onları yakından görmeyi hep arzu etmişimdir. Sizin bu kareniz yine bende bu duygularımı depreştirdi. Çok hoş bir fotoğraf. Elinize sağlık.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-07-15 2:06]
A lovely capture of this entire population of king penguins. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Argus (50624)
- [2008-07-15 2:07]
A wonderful landscape with an impressive King Penguin colony in the FG. I like the POV and composition with the S. Georgian mts providing a great BG to the colony.
A real gem from your archives and TFS!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-07-15 2:16]
Fantastic view from South Georgia across this mass of Penguins to the mountains beyond. Looks like we need some population control there too! ;-) I like the way they're gathered around the lake/inlet! Excellent composition in lovely colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-07-15 2:31]
Meraviglioso paesaggio punteggiato da questa colonia di Pinguini e le bellissime montagne sullo sfondo, eccellenti POV e composizione, bellissimi i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-07-15 3:20]
Fantastic Nothing more to say ;-) I always wanted to visit South Georgia Maybe someday I will ;-) Beautiful 3-dimensional view. Great composition Beautiful landscape
- mayuresh (920)
- [2008-07-15 6:38]
Amazing shot!just outstanding image,beautiful landscape with huge king penguin colony,wonderful composition and pov,
very well done,
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-07-15 7:35]
Amazing shot James...almost other worldly. Tahanks for sharing it with us!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-07-15 13:38]
that is a looooot of penguins!!
Very impressive photo.
They seem to go on forever!
Very well done,
p.s this is going into my favs!
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-07-15 21:50]
Excellent shot of this King Penguin Colony, the numbers are staggering, and in various stagers of moulting, the d.o.f is amazing, beautiful colours, t.f.s
Cheers Rick :)
- ramthakur (56935)
- [2008-07-16 0:45]
James, I just can't stop admiring this superb image from your 2002 collection!
Goodness gracious, the depth of view in this image is unbelievable!
Most important -- this is easily the best documentation of a mammoth congregation of Penguins on the Island.
They also remind me of the Hindu pilgrims gathering for an annual event at Manimahesh Lake in my district in the Himalayas every August. The lake is situated at a height of about 13000 ft and is considered to be the abode of Shiva.
You amaze me with the gems you have gathered from all parts of the world as an incorrigible globe-trotter :)!!!
Don't mind too many exclamations here; they express my wonder and joy at seeing your work.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-07-16 3:07]
What a feeling of scale this shot gives you, James!
Amazing, simply amazing!
Very well done, my friend!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-07-16 10:14]
Hello James! Wow! What an impressive shot! Fantastic image of those youngsters around the water and the adults in the background, the composition is very well done and the sharpness of the details is perfect. Congrats!
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-07-16 13:35]
Hello again James, lovely and wonderful shot. TFS.
- iris (3088)
- [2008-07-18 21:29]
I come back again at a leisurely pace and tell myself on opening this "Good Lord! This is one-in -a- million shot"!!!!!
I admire your captures not just for the photographic quality they have in them but also for the substance that they carry.This one of those rare shots.Fully rich and a treat to the eyes.And you are one of those lucky world travellers who have a great job that is able to take you places. I am glad you are also a gifted photographer who is able to share your experiences and sights of the world with so many others who do not have the smae opportunity.
This is breathtaking and i am wondering how you felt standing there looking at the colony and its inhabitants.The experience i bet is once-in-a-lifetime ...superb PoV and excellent DoF.I like the way the valley is filled with moving inhabitants and way the mountains rising away as the Bg.The grey mountain with touches of snow and the white cloud passing by makes a fine contrast against the relatively less brighter scene in the valley.The colour contrasts are very much noticeable.
While i enjoyed reading your notes on South Georgia and South Sandwhich Islands, i would personally have liked a note on the life in this colony.Are there documentation available on that topic?...it must be quite an interesting read...as to how they have managed here in this particular region, as to what level of human interventions happen here etc...
Thanks a ton for sharing this wonderful capture ...goes straight into my favourites...
- jignasi (27917)
- [2009-01-11 17:09]
Sencillamente es una toma impresionante !! y además te transporta a ese lugar y te hace soñar...
Un trabajo fantástico.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.