King Penguin Rush Hour

King Penguin Blur, Volunteer Point, Falkland IslandsKing penguins get up and at it early in the morning. What exactly it is that they are up and at isn’t always clear. They scurry around as a group, heading to the surf, running back from it, then turning and heading parallel to the shoreline in the other direction. I mounted my camera on a tripod and used a slow shutter speed to capture a bit of this organized chaos.
Nikon D810 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 170mm) ISO 31, f/18 at 1 second

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  1. Sue March 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

    WOW!!!!! What a GREAT shot, Sean. I would certainly be proud of this were it in my portfolio of images. Move over, Art Wolfe!

  2. michael huber March 14, 2017 at 3:10 am #

    great pic., my be you can share this pic, with me so I can put it in perfoloi for the year? )

  3. Donna Zentek March 14, 2017 at 8:11 am #

    Looks like a painting.

  4. mom March 14, 2017 at 8:21 am #

    very cool

  5. Peter Butterfield March 14, 2017 at 8:26 am #

    —– There they rush hither
    —– And yon back and forth to show
    —– Some arctic O C D .

  6. Denise March 14, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    Love this shot!

  7. Shardae March 14, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    Wow!! This is beautiful, Crane.

  8. Karen Rose March 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    Gorgeous very artistic it looks like he’s walking with his ghost friends

  9. Rachel Bellenoit March 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    🙂 Maybe it’s some kind of training routine for a potential future problem! Cool shot!

    • Sean Crane March 14, 2017 at 11:28 pm #

      Thanks Rachel. I’m sure there is a very good reason for their odd behavior. Charismatic, yes, but odd.

  10. Tamar March 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    Love this photo!

  11. Grace Pushkin March 16, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    All your photos are great, but this is one of my favorites.

    • Sean Crane March 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

      Thanks Grace. Nice to have such cooperative subjects.

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