Nice simple photo with much more story than it first seems. I was lucky to call this place home for two and a half years while working for the British Antarctic Survey at King Edward Point studying the Fur Seals and Gentoo Penguins.
Lovely photo but I feel a sense of sadness about it. This beautiful creature lost in the cement and steel world of humans used to slaughter the penguin's kin.
Thank you everyone for you positive comments, both about my picture, and in supporting conservation/caring about other species etc.
I was very fortunate to be there.
Please feel free to contact me via the Your Shot link to the photo (below) if you have any questions about it.
- What gives the people the right to kill, regardless of the specie. If animals have a sense of respect for life why can't we if we are suppose to be the homo-sapiens race?
Beautiful capture, So lonesome. I wasn't familiar with were the Grytviken whaling station in South Georgia was, so I googled it. I hope that within my lifetime the mass slaughtering of our wildlife stops!
No picture I have seen to date, has touched me as much as this one has. My eyes fill with tears, at its sight and the thought of all that horror. And yet we will not stop. Our world yes, but their kingdom surely. When will we realize this? j.e.s.
Working with Wildlife and also Marine wildlife for the last 30 years, I was privilaged in also raising and handling sick and injured penguins that were washed out on our shores here in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. We had an oil soaked King Penguin wash up on our shore - not a usual sight for us here as they are not naturally in our area, but what a beautiful bird and so much larger than the others we have here. This photo reminds me of how majestic they are. What a beautiful photo captured with the snow. He just looks so lonely and one wonders where the others are. The mass slaughtering of whales and seals and as Bev also mentions the slaughter plants for horses - where and when will it ever stop?
Yes, it is really sad and the memory is horrible. Now they are pushing to re-open horse slaughter plants and no one will stop them.
the lonely penguin epitomizes the vulnerability of all creatures and the background recalls the atrocity of industrial slaughtering of animals. breathtaking
Sadness and a resounding "chill" pervades this photograph. The penguin lightens the heaviness somewhat ; but even so he is alone and we don't know the rest of that story.
Thanks Joy - that's a very big compliment.
Thanks Sandra for liking the photo, however more importantly, thank you for working with marine wildlife for the last 30 years and caring for sick animals.
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