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The Kings of South Georgia
The Kings of South Georgia

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Challenge: Free Study 2019-01 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D4s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: South Georgia
Date: Jan 10, 2019
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8000
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2019

King penguins and their young on South Georgia in the Southern Ocean.

Place: 5 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.4082
Avg (participants): 6.2857
Avg (non-participants): 6.7143
Views since voting: 501
Views during voting: 88
Votes: 49
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/08/2019 09:35:09 PM
Yes we did visit Shackleton's grave. Toasted the man himself. We also visited Elephant Island where he was shipwrecked in Antarctica and had to leave men to go for help in a lifeboat. A British member of our expedition team re-enacted that voyage in a replica of the lifeboat with only what Shackleton would have had with him! Clothing, food etc! An epic voyage accross the southern ocean from Antarctica to South Georgia.
02/08/2019 06:26:01 PM
Great photo, though not the weather I'd have expected to see there. :-)

Did you have a chance (or inclination) to visit Shackleton's gravesite?
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02/08/2019 12:22:29 PM
What an amazing experience that must have been and you have captured it so well. Congrats on the HM!
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02/08/2019 11:36:51 AM
What an epic adventure! And ohoto too!!!
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02/08/2019 11:33:47 AM
Congratulations on your HM!

And thanks for the penguin info!
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02/08/2019 05:44:33 AM
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments. It really was an amazing experience. We did Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. The brown penguins are juvenile Kings! Sailors who first saw them thought they were a separate species and called them Oakum Boys!
Go see it all before it is gone!
02/08/2019 12:16:22 AM
I really thought this would ribbon, but glad you got an honourable mention, amazing how many people would love to see this in real life. Maybe this year, who knows,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2019 10:01:52 PM
Wow!! Amazing scene!
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02/07/2019 04:19:59 PM
I live in Georgia. I ain't never seen one of them! *wink*

Georgia, USA.

This is fun... I want to go there and see this in person! 7 from me.
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02/07/2019 05:55:26 AM
far OUT .. !!! .. what an amazing scene .. as it was loading i was preparing to give you a 6 .. thats a mediocre score from me .. then the penguins came into view .. totally changed this .. incredible .. i'm wondering if there are adults and babies there .. the grey and white ones and the brown ones .. i love penguins .. they have such an interesting look .. there's something almost human to them sometimes ..
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02/06/2019 10:35:24 AM
What a phenomenal sight! I would love to see something like this in person. Lovely dramatic background, too.
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02/02/2019 10:20:50 AM
wow.. great capture
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02/01/2019 11:12:00 AM
Wonderful that you went there. I have always wanted to go there. I imagine many great photo opportunities.
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02/01/2019 01:04:02 AM
Oh what a scene!!! My dream one day to see something like this. Ribbon for sure.

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