Penguins Flying Through The Water

Gentoo Penguins Flying through the Water












Capturing these little guys as they rocket out of the water at speeds of up to 36 kmh (22 mph) was definitely a challenge.   There were many, many frames where I had nothing but water in the shot.

What you don’t see from this shot is that only a few minutes before there were a group of 30 or so Gentoo Penguins porpoising towards us, often they swim like this to escape a predator or just to get to their destination that little bit faster.     The number had petered out a bit by the time they got to us where i took this shot, but it was still another incredible Antarctic moment.


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