Picture of the Month


Emperor Penguins

Emperor Penguins, Weddell Sea


I hope you have seen the wonderful new film, MARCH OF THE PENGUINS.  Who knew that a full-length feature film about natural history could be so popular?    The fact is that it portrays one of the greatest stories in Nature : the life history of the Emperor Penguin.  

This image was taken in an Emperor colony in the Weddell Sea, nearly ten years ago, in preparation for my book, Penguin Planet.   Here, a marching trio of Emperors is about to demonstrate the "Slide of the Penguins"  as they slip down onto their bellies to cover more ground. 



Camera :  Nikon N90s     Film : Fuji Velvia 50


Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation


Review a previous Picture of the Month:

Sea Palms, 7/2005

Aster Flower, 6/2005

Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005

Humpback Whales, 4/2005

Christo GATES , 3/2005

Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005

Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005

Nesting Turtle, 12/2004

Autumn Berries, 10/2004

Costa Rica, 3/2004

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

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