Martin Grace

Fur Coats Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri. Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Martin Grace, United Kingdom. Category: Attention to Detail. COMMENDED. Photographer’s Story: ‘This image was taken on an extremely brief visit to an Emperor Penguin breeding colony in Antarcticaʼs Weddell Sea. Emperor Penguins are the only bird species to have relinquished land completely, and this colony is situated on sea ice which melts as the climate warms through spring and summer. The only real difficulty photographing them is getting there in the first place and at the right time; the penguinsʼ natural curiosity does the rest. The challenge is to capture an image which is different from everyone else’s. This photo shows the downy coat of three juveniles with the waterproof feathers of an adult on the right. Canon EOS 5DS with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. 188mm focal length; 1/640 second; f/14; ISO 200. Handheld.

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