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I captured this great moment where two penguins appear to be holding hands or flippers while looking at the Cape Town.

I captured this great moment where two penguins appear to be holding hands or flippers while looking at the Cape Town.
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15 Comments |
Shamrocks71
 
Shamrocks71 November 11, 2017
Love this!
gordotkt
 
gordotkt February 16, 2018
What a great capture, timing is everything :)
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 29, 2018
Aw ...what a capture!! Wonderful timing!
: )
claudineburgess-CB Platinum
 
claudineburgess-CB August 18, 2018
So love this !!!!
gman176
 
gman176 October 03, 2019
Very nice!
hscottburd PRO+
 
hscottburd October 08, 2019
Aww so cute...great capture
barbarabrock Platinum
 
barbarabrock December 30, 2019
Just that little flipper touching the other penguin makes this such an awesome, poignant image. If penguins.....then, all wildlife!
MRSMRSNIKON
 
MRSMRSNIKON March 03, 2020
Outstanding gallery!
photobeat
 
photobeat November 30, 2022
so cute...love the hug :)
Beckett73 PRO+
 
Beckett73 December 11, 2022
Excellent shot
Dryunya456
 
Dryunya456 January 26, 2023
!
hamidrezamirmoazi
 
hamidrezamirmoazi February 12, 2023
lovely moment
xs4f7f9q55
 
xs4f7f9q55 February 13, 2023
Sharp crisp thoughtful and patience for the right moments
KevinStiffler
 
KevinStiffler February 18, 2023
Sheer perfection! Well done!
melkav PRO+
 
melkav March 04, 2023
I love this photo.
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo on a WorldPix Safari to South Africa. This shot was taken on a rest day, just outside of Cape Town.

Time

Late morning

Lighting

The lighting was sidelight, but starting to get a little too high for good landscape shots.

Equipment

Canon 1DX with a 70-200 zoom lens. Hand held.

Inspiration

I love Penguins! On our off day from our WorldPix Safari I decided to go out and try to get a cool Penguin shot. Penguins are constantly on the move so getting good animal behavior is not hard. I saw this moment developing and quickly clicked off a couple of frames to memorialize the moment. I was inspired by the concept of Penguins mating for life and I think I captured the concept here.

Editing

Not really. What you see is what you get!

In my camera bag

On Safari I like to carry my Canon 1DX Mark II as it can take 16 shots per second! If I'm planning to blow up the image I'll shoot the Mark IV as it has over 50% more pixels. I love shooting the 200-400 zoom lens with 1.4X built in extender but for close shots I reach for the 70-200 2.8 lens that was used here.

Feedback

Feel free to reach out to me if you want to join us for a Safari in Africa. WorldPix puts on Workshops and Safaris around the world and we donate all the profits to charities near where the photo was taken. We even take you to the causes if you are interested in being involved yourself. Reach out to me for more info. LynchMD@gmail.com

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