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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