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penguin calling

By RodStrachan  
A lone adelie penguin calls. The Antarctic midnight sun lights up the icebergs behind.

Thanks for all your comments. The amount of interest in this one took me by surprise! The colours were amazing that night with the low sun, this particular shot was taken at 6am ..... I'd been awake all night taking photos of icebergs and penguins as the light shifted and changed in intensity. This particular penguin was very active and literally ran around calling and waving it's flippers - great fun!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: kim_uk1, neil_m, nikon_stu and 520 more

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CP_01 12 1
15 Jan 2007 5:00AM
This is outstanding...
Brilliant work!

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pacman 13 29 Ireland
15 Jan 2007 5:47AM
excellent shot, well captured, lighting great.
15 Jan 2007 5:54AM
WOW! So inspirational...Perfection!
Blenkinsopp 11 320 4 England
15 Jan 2007 5:58AM
awesome light
AngelaR 12 155 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 6:42AM
Fabulous shot.
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 6:47AM
Excellent photo. I love the lighting and the waving penguinWink
davor 11 Croatia
15 Jan 2007 6:47AM
Great photo
AlanBW 11 20 England
15 Jan 2007 6:53AM
Wonderful capture, the lighting is excellent
Falconer 12 16
15 Jan 2007 7:08AM
wow! I really want to be there!
User_Removed 10 407 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 7:08AM
stunning image, great light
rocky41 13 170 England
15 Jan 2007 7:13AM
SuziBlue 14 16.2k 10 Scotland
15 Jan 2007 7:15AM
Just blows you away. What a place.

Are you working there? What are the stories behind these wildlife pics?
ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 7:16AM
Great wildlife capture, wonderful icy setting marvellous warm light.
Callanan 11 7 Ireland
15 Jan 2007 7:38AM
Bluke 12 303 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 7:52AM
Quality photography

adderman 11 8 1
15 Jan 2007 8:13AM
Fantastic capture, great light and the solitary penguine just makes it. Well done indeed.

SandyMiller 11 932 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 8:31AM
I have loved all yours so far but this is really something else. That light is just to die for.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
15 Jan 2007 8:36AM
Fantastic light and the penquin in the right place Superb. Ron.
Pricey 12 127 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 8:39AM
Cracking shot, such wonderful light.
mohikan22 13 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 9:01AM
amazing shot. so cold a place but you have caught it in warmth.
rhiw_com 11 24
15 Jan 2007 9:02AM
Amazing light and detail. It's up there with the best. Superb.

Rg Tony
15 Jan 2007 12:13PM
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 12:14PM
gorgeous capture, well done on your EC
landandlight 11 46 Scotland
15 Jan 2007 12:29PM
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 12:35PM
Its all been said above... just brilliant... well done
Morpyre Plus
12 1.6k 8 Wales
15 Jan 2007 12:38PM
great image - well deserved EC - good composition and wonderful warm colours

i love penguins - what is this one calling "hey where is everyone?" =)

keep up the great work

peter "morpyre" turner
TopsyTopping 11 51 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 12:45PM
Welcome to E2 bigfoot!

What a stunning shot, well done on your RC and your EC, excellent work!

Topsy Smile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Jan 2007 12:45PM
love it, love penguins
Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
15 Jan 2007 12:50PM
AMAZING shot, absolutely stunning, well done on the EC.

15 Jan 2007 12:54PM
Amazing, warm light with fab detail! Congrats on the E.C. Well deserved.

stevenj 14 2.0k England
15 Jan 2007 12:55PM
It does stand out, have to admit!
rickie 12 98 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 12:57PM
geat lighting and composition
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
15 Jan 2007 1:16PM
The kind of shot dreams are made of!! Superb.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
15 Jan 2007 1:28PM
Superb image worthy of the EC.
stevie 13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 1:37PM
Just fantastic, what a good shot!
Dennie 12 260 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 1:39PM
What a shot. Just to see this would be so great. Straight out of scene from Happy Feet.
Lucky you and congrats ont the EC. Denise x
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
15 Jan 2007 1:52PM
Congratulations. Smile
Sequeena 10 1
15 Jan 2007 4:03PM
This is so amazing. However did you get it?

And well done on the editors choice Grin
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
15 Jan 2007 4:26PM
It is a classic. Well done on the EC. They are difficult to get. Welcome to EPZ!

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 4:39PM
Pure magic!!!!!!!!

Possum 10 148 England
15 Jan 2007 5:13PM
A dream of a shot, with sublime light.
User_Removed 13 16 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 5:20PM

15 Jan 2007 6:17PM
What a place, what a timing, what a scene...great work!
SimJam 12 14
15 Jan 2007 6:42PM
Fantastic capture, congrats on the EC.

15 Jan 2007 7:04PM
Stunning light and a fabulous location.
Deserves at least one EC!

javam Plus
12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 7:12PM
If the first 4 shots in your PF are anything to go by it is one to watch!

This is a stunning image.
Yogendra 13 22 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 8:36PM
Stunning shot, Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.

chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
15 Jan 2007 10:40PM
Exceptional photography,a very well deserved EC,many congratulations.
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
15 Jan 2007 11:03PM
stunning, simply stunning
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 11:40PM
Absolutely superb !!!!!

chrissd 11 304 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 5:29AM
one of the best images i have ever seen
Keelo 14 18 Australia
16 Jan 2007 7:44AM
Superb shot, happy to be #100 and well done on the EC

Dotrob 11 Wales
16 Jan 2007 9:31AM
Fabulous shot, Congratulations on your EC.
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
16 Jan 2007 9:58AM
I´m speechless.............

ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 10:44AM
Wow, this is superb!
Congrats on the EC and welcome to EPZ
talltrees 13 50 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 3:25PM
Great shot..
christabella 13 133 1 England
16 Jan 2007 4:38PM
taking this photo is a memory to treasure, it must have been a delight to be there and see this scene for real. Superb image and congrats on the EC
starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 10:16PM
Stunning light in this one. Congratulations on the EC.
trissie 11 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 10:55PM
A brilliant capture with stunning light.
Congratulations on your EC.

Trish x
ading 13 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 5:51PM
Excellent light...and cute object, reminds me 'Happy Feet'! Click from me! Cheers, Abdul
Gaz_H 11 150 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 10:18PM
Stunning, absolutely amazing.
User_Removed 12 825 Lithuania
18 Jan 2007 3:23AM
excellent!... next time you go down there... take me with ya!?!... the place i want to go to more than anywhere else!
18 Jan 2007 5:51AM
Fantastic, puts my efforts to shame.
Cheers for the click and I look forward to more of your top notch Photos.
daffydill56 13 190 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 8:36AM
Stunning work, and a fantastic p/f all round. Very impreesive work, and sheer dedication.

KBan 12 500 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2007 8:03AM
amazing capture
Pegon 12 78 1 England
19 Jan 2007 9:20PM
A fantastic capture. Congratulations on the EC, it's well deserved.
Malc_V 11 England
22 Jan 2007 7:55AM
Magnificent piece of work, beautiful light.

Nice one.

sut68 13 2.0k 76 England
22 Jan 2007 9:56AM
Well done on POTW now too, glad to be first to congratulate you - well deserved!!!

mattmatic 13 598
22 Jan 2007 10:03AM
It'll look fabulous on canvas Smile
Congrats Wink
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
22 Jan 2007 10:37AM
As good as it gets

Goatsmilkuk 12 783
22 Jan 2007 10:39AM
Congrtats, I would love the chance to take a shot like this, it's one of those on my 'do before I die' list.

fourfive 12 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 10:41AM
Really pleased to see this as Photo of the week Rod. Well done.
DeannaB 10
22 Jan 2007 12:31PM
Absolutely gorgeous! A divinely perfect and beautiful moment that is uplifting to gaze upon. How wonderful that you were there to capture this. Showing this kind of beauty in our world is, for me, what photography is all about.

last ten 12 416 Isle of Man
22 Jan 2007 12:42PM
Absolutely fantastic image that you should be very proud of.

Windmillskies 12 183 England
22 Jan 2007 1:00PM

one of the places few of us ever get to go to!
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
22 Jan 2007 1:43PM
Congratulations on being awarded 'POTW' Rod. Very worthy winner.

walliswizard 10 403
22 Jan 2007 3:50PM
We don't get many penguins in Aylesbury :/

Stunning photo
dalischone 12 295 Scotland
22 Jan 2007 4:28PM
Wow! This is a truly stunning shot. A well deserved EC and POTW, just superb! Love the warm light. Topical as well.

liparig 13 233 United States
22 Jan 2007 4:54PM
hoody 10 England
22 Jan 2007 5:05PM
petra16 Plus
11 169 Scotland
22 Jan 2007 5:09PM
CONGRATS on the EC and POTW, how did I miss this one, keep them coming

iansamuel 13 271 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 5:55PM
Outstanding. But how much of that ice will still be there by the end of the century?
tonyheps 14 6 1
22 Jan 2007 6:25PM
fantastic shot - world class
colin 12 697 5 Scotland
22 Jan 2007 7:25PM
I bet you've got Happy Feet - dancing with joy at this excellent shot. A real beaut!
danielle1987 11 64 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 7:28PM
Fantastic like something out of Planet Earth. Congrats I love this.
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 7:43PM
Enjoy your prize and the reliving of your memories.
turtle1 13 41 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 7:52PM
Congrats on POTW, what a gold opportunity you have. Superb work

japa 10 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 10:51PM
this is the perfect shot!
23 Jan 2007 4:34AM
So pretty!!! :]
CecilyC 11
23 Jan 2007 8:13AM
Brilliant shot!! This has got to be one of the most impressive and special photos I've ever seen on EPZ!! well done, and congrats on the award and billions of clicks!!


And, yes.....Well deserved!

Suzan Smile
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
23 Jan 2007 1:05PM
Fantastic! Paul
randomrubble 12 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 1:08PM
well worth the potw award
himalk 13 4 Sri Lanka
23 Jan 2007 2:14PM
Breathtaking !!!
23 Jan 2007 3:38PM
Great shot!
Mary_C 11 1 Wales
23 Jan 2007 4:57PM
Many congratulations on POTW - this is a fantastic image!
crash39 11 24 England
23 Jan 2007 5:02PM
Absolutely incredible image. Colours, light, just all works so well. Had a look at your portfolio & you have some beautiful images.

MarkT 12 119 2 England
23 Jan 2007 9:48PM
A beauty!

moglen Plus
10 14 1
24 Jan 2007 12:31AM
GORGEOUS, need i say more. glen x
paulstefan 12 509 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2007 8:28AM
Marvellous and congrats on POTW
l_pire 13 Venezuela
24 Jan 2007 3:05PM
Excelente composicion y luz, bellos colores
24 Jan 2007 10:58PM
Outstanding, what a fantastic opportunity you have, look forward in seeing more of your stuff.
wasper 11 533 1 Ireland
25 Jan 2007 5:07AM
Your Antartic photos are fantastic & the scenery is pretty amazing. This is one of the best galleries on this site. Well done
mattw 13 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2007 5:41AM
The light in this is really stunning. Add to that a cute penguine in an interesting pose, and an eye catching background and you have an amazing piece of art.

25 Jan 2007 7:52AM
Simply stunning. Superb lighting and composition.
25 Jan 2007 1:21PM
"Absoultely flipping amazing shot!!" Love it.
I have just viewed your photos on IWPAwards and Natural Visions - Amazing!!!!
The winning photo is SUPERB Rod.

Jennywren ( :
mikears 13 89 Canada
25 Jan 2007 2:49PM
WOW - very nice lighting and I'm not sure, but I have a feeling that people here really like it too!!

glenalva Plus
11 339 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 8:56AM
Absolutely everything about this.

User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
26 Jan 2007 11:58AM
Fabulous shot -it could be a great poster or wildlife calender pic. Beautiful tones, perfect capture and a stock library must! An exquisite composition and truly any photographer's dream shot.

Well done!!! Congratulations!!!

26 Jan 2007 7:56PM
You should be with a library with a shot like that....mine for instance!!! Smile
hayleyk 12 56 England
30 Jan 2007 8:34PM
A beautiful capture,it must have been a wonderful experience.

Congratulations on your EC.

Leightonhs 10 155 1
4 Feb 2007 11:48AM
That's one amazing shot, well done!

SamGillespie 11 94 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2007 7:29AM
I clicked ages ago but never commented.

I really like the warm light on its left flank, it seems to mirror that of the iceberg as well.

Really like this pic!

Averil 10 3 South Africa
11 Mar 2007 5:29PM
What a beauty! I'm jealous.
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
15 Mar 2007 6:00AM
OH my !! Just amazing . Congratulations on every accolade this image receives . Should be picture of the Year .xx
30 Mar 2007 12:35PM
Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! JNC
EeeZeeLee 10 197 1 England
7 Apr 2007 12:16AM
Wow! Asolutely wonderful, a really outstanding picture. Well deserved EC and all the interest. Ian
S_Boulding 10 72 England
28 May 2007 12:08PM
Simply amazing.
annefromleo 11 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 5:35AM
This is amazing. I am green with envy..
When I was in Antartica we didn't see much sun and i didn't have a digital camera! Nevertheless a great trip.
Well done
29 Aug 2007 12:41PM
Stunning and really beautiful capture. Love the lighting and composition.

helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 9:28PM
This really is an amazing shot!
26 Sep 2007 11:16PM
Wow, this is the best panguin photo ever, usually these types of pictures are all white, the white snow, the white sky, but this one has colour, and I love penguins thanks for the photo... Great JOb!
Gary_Macleod 13 160 Scotland
27 Sep 2007 12:23PM
they're really isn't any more to be said except i'm surprised but how few clicks this has had haha.


helena 13 134 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 1:06PM
Simply wow!!!! Tara x
30 Oct 2007 8:25AM
20 Nov 2007 12:27PM
Outstanding capture.