I wanted to explain today how it works if you want to photograph penguins. This is what happens.
1) Sit down (or lie down if you are younger than I am)
3) Penguins will come and say hello.That is how difficult it is. And yes that is indeed me with 2 of my chums. What you can’t do is find a penguin and walk up to it and say “do you mind if I take your photograph?” Well, I guess if you are more than 5m away you can shout and use a longer lens but the chances are the Ps are going to form a Q to come and chat anyway. As you can see, you need to be a very accomplished photographer with advanced fieldcraft to master this technique.
Some of the locals get a bit overwhelmed at all the attention.
Perhaps a little too much vino collapso with lunch? So what is today’s bird? We must have a proper bird. Not a penguin. Well today’s choice is (I hope) White-chinned Petrel. I have no idea where I took this. I suspect it was on the crossing from The Falklands to South Georgia but I’m not sure. And whenever it was and for that matter whatever it is it is certainly a high octane petrel. Going like the proverbial wind.If I haven’t convinced you to go South by now, I never will. But if you still need an extra incentive, this could be you:
Alas poor Hannes….