Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)

PORTFOLIO PRIZE

I was experimenting with a new lens that allowed for a very shallow depth of field. Adelie Penguins are very curious; I sat near on rocks near a colony hoping I would attract attention. When I did, I focused on the distinctive white ring around its eye and pressed the shutter.

Yalour Islands, Antarctic Peninsula

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens, 1/4000, f/2.2, ISO 100, handheld

by Andrew Peacock, Queensland