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King Penguins



The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg (24 to 35 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin. Kin...
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The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg (24 to 35 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin. King Penguins eat small fish, mainly lanternfish, and squid and rely less than most Southern Ocean predators on krill and other crustaceans. On foraging trips they repeatedly dive to over 100 metres (330 ft), and have been recorded at depths greater than 300 metres
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AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 08, 2013
Great compositional capture of these 3 Kings - seems they were posing for you. Congratulations on being featured.
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio April 08, 2013
nice
Celtic
 
Celtic April 08, 2013
very nice shot! congrats :)
Redjule PRO
 
Redjule April 08, 2013
Great shot! Congrats!
catini
 
catini April 08, 2013
Great composition and sharpness, congrats on your feature!
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drakkardarkblade April 08, 2013
Congrats, Fantastic capture. If you get a chance please check out my work.
saibalkumarghosh
 
saibalkumarghosh April 08, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats on the feature!
DanielCombsPhotography
 
DanielCombsPhotography April 08, 2013
Great capture. Congrats!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet April 08, 2013
super shot, congrats
Rachel-Barlow
 
Rachel-Barlow April 08, 2013
He he, I love penguins!
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rmr731 April 08, 2013
Nice shot! Congrats!
deboragardiman
 
deboragardiman April 08, 2013
Congrats Michael, another work of art!!
prashanwilfred
 
prashanwilfred April 08, 2013
Amazing !!!!!
iceman2
 
iceman2 April 08, 2013
Beautiful shot.Congrats!
amitd
 
amitd April 08, 2013
Gorgeous!
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA April 08, 2013
that is awesome.. congrats
mailsmc
 
mailsmc April 08, 2013
Awesome shot, congrats on your feature!
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princessdi6305 April 08, 2013
Awesome capture!! Congratulations on your feature!!
colleenrenshaw
 
colleenrenshaw April 08, 2013
Great shot!! Congratulations on being featured!
beckywheller
 
beckywheller April 08, 2013
Congrats on Your Feature! Awesome Composition and detail
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 April 08, 2013
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this
Congrats!!
sunsetnurveins
 
sunsetnurveins April 08, 2013
awesome!!!
tissa7
 
tissa7 April 08, 2013
awwww
Tkay PRO+
 
Tkay April 08, 2013
Very nice shot! Congrats!
Jewel
 
Jewel April 08, 2013
Beautiful! Great capture! Congratulations on your feature!
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Woombaway April 08, 2013
Congrats on your feature beautifully captured.
cilla8
 
cilla8 April 08, 2013
Nice capture, congrats on feature!!
rnspicer
 
rnspicer April 08, 2013
Superb composition using Rule of Thirds. Love the air of dignity invoked by the posture of the penguins.
LadyM
 
LadyM April 08, 2013
wow this is just a wonderful shot!
BarbaraT
 
BarbaraT April 08, 2013
Congratulations. What a great shot of King Penguins. They are so much fun to watch.
nitti
 
nitti April 08, 2013
Outstanding work....congrats
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages April 08, 2013
Congrats michael! Wonderful shot!
TammyMarie
 
TammyMarie April 08, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE CONGRATULATIONS
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal April 08, 2013
Lovely. Congratulation.
bobbynall
 
bobbynall April 08, 2013
Nice work
Robert222 PRO+
 
Robert222 April 08, 2013
Amazing
Bart PRO
 
Bart April 08, 2013
Excellent!!! Congrats on your feature.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan April 08, 2013
Three of a kind, nice detail and simply beautiful. Brilliant capture. Congrats on the feature.
Huzaifa29
 
Huzaifa29 April 09, 2013
pretty
Akang_Bagja
 
Akang_Bagja April 09, 2013
wow!
marcelfens
 
marcelfens April 09, 2013
Strange creatures :)
DesireedeLeeuw PRO
 
DesireedeLeeuw April 09, 2013
Congratulations on the feature! Great shot!!
mistyvkirsch
 
mistyvkirsch April 09, 2013
Great Capture, Congrats
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estercastillo08 April 09, 2013
Wonderful , congrats
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter April 09, 2013
Beautiful work, congrats on your feature. - Jake
Inmar
 
Inmar April 10, 2013
Congrats on feature! Excellent!
kelsav
 
kelsav April 10, 2013
Absolutely love this shot. Congrats on the award!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 10, 2013
Congratulations magnificent capture
Carli
 
Carli April 10, 2013
nice shot, congrats :D
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr April 10, 2013
Fantastic Shot! Congratulations on your feature photo!
sharimattox
 
sharimattox April 10, 2013
Fantastic image
Heyjude
 
Heyjude April 10, 2013
Love this! Awesome composition. Perfect exposure. Congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions April 11, 2013
congrats
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KKGivens April 13, 2013
Very cool, congrats on your feature.
brandinichols
 
brandinichols April 14, 2013
fantastic shot!
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luvmtnlife April 17, 2013
nice! congrats!
Peter_Claridge
 
Peter_Claridge April 20, 2013
Fantastic shot brilliant
CG PRO+
 
CG April 22, 2013
Superb Wildlife Capture
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 May 03, 2013
Outstanding capture :)
Jonocon
 
Jonocon July 21, 2013
Nice
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 22, 2014
stunning !

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Behind The Lens

Location
Volunteer point, Falkland Islands
Time
mid day
Lighting
it was an overcast day and starting to rain, thank goodness for Nikon's awesome weather sealing.
Equipment
Nikon D4 70-200mm 2.8
Inspiration
Penguins have their own unique society. I've learned that if you treat them as a group and imagine them as children you can watch them for hours observing their social structure. Plus, who doesn't think penguins are cute?
Editing
minor exposure and contrast adjustments
In my camera bag
travel light these days, the worst thing from my past was the memories of lugging pound and pounds of camera gear. thankfully now technology has improved and we can be satisfied with much much less.
Feedback
penguins were originally a challenge for me. i always just got the normal penguin portrait until a friend of mine explained that he just treats them like humans. Once i started seeing them as miniature people it became easy to understand how to show them to others through my photography.

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