Chinstrap penguin, Pygoscelis antarcticus

On assignment for an Antarctic expedition company I photographed these chinstrap penguins making their way towards the frozen arched edge of an iceberg at quite a distance from our ship. I like the juxtaposition of the tiny form of the penguins seemingly vulnerable in a dramatic icy Antarctic landscape.

South Orkney Islands

Canon EOS 5D Mk IV, EF 100–400mm f4.5–5.6 L IS II USM, 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 1250, handheld


by Andrew Peacock, Queensland