Picture of the Month

December 2008




King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

South Georgia Island

    I once said that if I had one week left to live I would want to spend it on the island of South Georgia, one of the most spectacular corners of the planet.  (Now that  I have grandchildren, however, I may have to re-think this a bit)  Still, it remains one of my favorite places on Earth - a staggering combination of wildlife and wild landscapes like nowhere else. 

On this recent trip I stumbled onto this adult penguin apparently getting nostalgic for his youth -- and hanging out with a gang of penguin chicks, known as "oakum boys," all with nothing much to do. 




Nikon D3 Digital camera, with Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 lens

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


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Kevin was recently interviewed on the links between conservation and photography by the ICCF  (Int. Conservation Caucus Foundation)

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Review a previous Picture of the Month:

Darwin's Fox, 11/2008

Blacktip Shark, 10/2008

Greenland Fisherman. 9/2008

Ladyslipper Orchids, 7/2008

Wild Cassowary, 6/2008

Painted Hands, 5/2008

Zion Park, 4/2008

Marine Otters, 3/2008

Mt. Hood Sunset, 2/2008

Mountain-Biking, 1/2008

Tent Bats, 12/2007

Nunbird, 11/2007

Alaskan Otters, 10/2007

Amazon Dolphin, 8/2007

Madagascar #2, 6/2007

Baja California, 5/2007

Pelicans, 3/2007

Darien Gap, 2/2007

Grey Whale Calf, 1/2007

Galapagos Sea Lion, 12/2006

Rockhoppers, 11/2006

Hummingbird, 10/2006

Madagascar, 9/2006

Whales, 7/2006

Sea Lions, 5/2006

Tiger, 4/2006

Jaguar, 2/2006

South Georgia, 12/2005

New Generation, 11/2005

Childhood, 9/2005

Penguins, 8/2005

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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