Four Kings

King Penguins, Volunteer Point, Falkland IslandsThere are a few ways to visit Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands. You can visit as part of a four-hour landing from a cruise ship. Or as a day trip from the capital of Staley. Or, if there’s room, you can stay at the Warden’s cottage for a few days. I chose the latter. Which meant that I could stay out as late as I wanted, and get up as early as I wanted. And be alone with the 1000 or so king penguins (not to mention the countless gentoo and Magellanic penguins). This photo of four kings marching along an inlet was taken at the tail end of the day, long after the cruise ship had departed and the last of the day trippers were back in Stanley. Without doubt, the best way to visit.
Nikon D810 with Nikkor 17-35mm lens (at 35mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/320th of a second

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  1. Sue February 5, 2018 at 11:35 pm #

    Those penguins have their ducks in a row!

  2. Donna Zentek February 6, 2018 at 2:40 am #

    Abbey Road

    • Sean Crane February 8, 2018 at 10:49 am #

      Yep. That’s what I saw too. While taking the photo.

  3. Amanda D February 6, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    Awesome! Penguins are the best 🙂

  4. Susan Rubeo February 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

    Such a beauty this photo motion of Penguins against color sky, just moving along no rush leaves you with a tranquil feeling

    Aunt Sue

    • Sean Crane February 8, 2018 at 10:50 am #

      Wish I could go back and be there now, rather than this lower midtown office.

  5. Laura Mann February 7, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    Is that a John Phillip Sousa march I hear in the background? Awesome shot.

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