Of the 4 different species of penguins we saw in our recent trip, I think these guys, the Rock Hoppers, were my favourite. They are so comical! And very noisy!
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Wildlife and Ice month continues as I feature many images from my recent trip to The Falkland Islands.
When Gentoo Penguins come out of the water and head to land, they literally “explode” out of the water, flying through the air and landing on the beach. This action is not easy to capture as it is quite difficult to see them until the last second. It was funny with all of the photographers waiting to capture these moments, it sounded like Penguin Paparazzi when these guys came out of the water!
Well we are back in Santiago, Chile and heading home in a few short hours. Unfortunately our Antarctica trip was altered significantly. Due to weather conditions on King George Island (Antarctica), we were unable to fly there. So for 6 days we sat in Punta Arenas waiting for the weather to change. It did not and the ship was brought to a port at the bottom of Chile where we boarded and headed to the Falkland Islands. This part of the trip was wonderful and we saw 4 different species of penguins, Albatross and many other sea birds. We also saw Peale’s Dolphins. The Falkland Islands are delightful to visit and full of wonderful wildlife. I have 1000’s of images to go through so for now here is an image of 2 King Penguins being all lovey dovey! Looking forward to coming home!
My Life Through The Lens project is coming back! Part III will begin January 1, 2018 and I am super excited to share the details with you! My first iteration of the project, started back in 2010 and was 1 year in duration. I took an image each day and at the end of the year, created a book from all 365 images. The 2nd iteration was a couple of years later and ran for 1000 days. This third version will run for one year but will be based on a different format.
Each month I will select a topic or challenge myself to shoot a specific subject or genre. One month may be just landscapes, another month may be just black and white. Perhaps one month will just be shooting with one specific lens. It is not an easy challenge I am setting for myself due to my hectic travel schedule for my full time job. The images may not get posted every day, but they will be posted I can assure you. I will do my best and throw myself into the challenge. After all, that is the way I grow as an artist.
You guys will all have a role to play in this as well. In order to build my social media presence, I would love it if you guys would all share my image(s) every day. What is in it for you, you ask? At the end of every month, I will pick the person who has shared my images the most during that month and I will reward you with a print of an image shot during that month! However you will need to share them from my Facebook photography page.
The images will be shared here on my blog, on my Facebook photography page, and on Instagram. And time permitting I will create a gallery on my web site where the images will be posted once a month.
The theme for January will be wildlife and ice. There is a very good reason for this theme, as my wife and I are heading to Antarctica in early January!
I hope you will follow along as I share my journey of life through the lens!
I am pleased to announce I have a new web site! Please check it out and share it if you like it!
These two young males were always play fighting! Every time one would do something the other would go and tackle him. It was quite a lot of fun to watch! Alaska.