May 6, 2013

Penguin, South Georgia Island

Photograph by Max Seigal, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

It was 5 a.m. and we had just landed on the shore of South Georgia to catch the sunrise. It was cloudy and overcast, which presented the perfect opportunity for me to shoot some long exposures. At first I experimented with standing out in the water and photographing the crashing waves contrasted with the penguins on shore, but the waves were moving my tripod too much to get a stable shot. I realized I would need to be on shore, where I could get a steady shot, but I still wanted to include the water in my photo. I looked over and saw this lone penguin just at the water's edge. I quickly aimed and took this long-exposure shot, and moments after the shutter clicked the penguin looked up and walked off. Even though the sky didn't glow orange that morning due to overcast conditions, I still walked away very pleased with shooting in wonderful conditions that allowed me to capture this image. —Max Seigal

(This photo was submitted to My Shot.)


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15 comments
kim michaels
kim michaels

Penguins are one of my many fav animals...this is a beautiful photo

Athena Repetowski
Athena Repetowski

I thought this picture was self-reflective from the penguin's perspective...

How many times have we stood in the ocean with our feet in the sand- just observing and feeling

Not sad at all! :)

Philip Graves
Philip Graves

this penguin looks so cold but it captures nature very well

Elif Kir
Elif Kir

this penguin look so tired:( and sleepy:)


orange Doctor
orange Doctor

it seems the penguin is tired and fatigue and mayb had love failure!!!

thanx great and beautiful

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