All You Need is Love
The Falklands, 2018
The Falklands are windy most of the time - it is the islands’ most marked characteristic. There is a beach about 3 hours drive from Stanley that offers photographers every chance to play with the wind and use it to their advantage. The only problem, however, is that sand gets everywhere, including inside the camera. Lying on the ground in the face of the sand storm is not the most comfortable of experiences - but it was necessary for the perspective.
The evening that I took this image the light was full and this allowed me to get more textural detail than I ever have in a penguin image. Cameras and lenses also continue to improve and this is evident in this simple image. King Penguins have both beauty and stature and my intent was to capture just that.