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In October/Novembe the beaches of South Georgia are virtually covered from shore to shore in elephant seals. Every year, around this time, they come onto land to mate and give birth to their pups. The dominant males — beach masters — are very active at this time, and fight frequently, to stake a claim to their territory and defend their harems of females.
#South Georgia #Elephantseal #seal #GoldHarbour #wildlifephotography #climatechange #climatechangeisreal  #nikon #lowepro #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #eizo
In October/Novembe the beaches of South Georgia are virtually covered from shore to shore in elephant seals. Every year, around this time, they come onto land to mate and give birth to their pups. The dominant males — beach masters — are very active at this time, and fight frequently, to stake a claim to their territory and defend their harems of females. #South Georgia #Elephantseal #seal #GoldHarbour #wildlifephotography #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #eizo
Among all the different weather conditions, the one I like the less while photographing is rain. It provides however great photo opportunities like droplets accumulating on this king penguin head in South Georgia. The white snow behind around the penguin made for a perfect high key image.
Grytviken - South Georgia
#Southgeorgia #Grytviken #kingpenguin #penguin #wildlifephotography #climatechange #climatechangeisreal  #nikon #lowepro #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
Among all the different weather conditions, the one I like the less while photographing is rain. It provides however great photo opportunities like droplets accumulating on this king penguin head in South Georgia. The white snow behind around the penguin made for a perfect high key image. Grytviken - South Georgia #Southgeorgia #Grytviken #kingpenguin #penguin #wildlifephotography #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
Northern Rockhopper penguins live on the remote islands of the Tristan da Cunha group in the South Atlantic. You can only imagine my excitement when a few days ago, during a visit to a Southern Rockhopper colony in the Falkland Islands, I bumped into this beautiful penguin. 
Recent population models indicate that over the past 37 years numbers have declined by 57% and are estimated around 240’300 breeding pairs (Cuthbert 2013, TdC and RSPB unpubl. data).
The reasons of the decline are still unclear but mostly likely are connected to the warming of the oceans. 
#penguin #rockhopperpenguin  #northernrokhopperpenguin #climatechange #climatechangeisreal  #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo #oneoceanexp
Northern Rockhopper penguins live on the remote islands of the Tristan da Cunha group in the South Atlantic. You can only imagine my excitement when a few days ago, during a visit to a Southern Rockhopper colony in the Falkland Islands, I bumped into this beautiful penguin. Recent population models indicate that over the past 37 years numbers have declined by 57% and are estimated around 240’300 breeding pairs (Cuthbert 2013, TdC and RSPB unpubl. data). The reasons of the decline are still unclear but mostly likely are connected to the warming of the oceans. #penguin #rockhopperpenguin #northernrokhopperpenguin #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo #oneoceanexp
I love to fly as it gives me a totally different prospective. Love the penguin shadows on this one! 
Shot with a drone under SUA Civil Aviation Falkland Islands permit n. 18_OTO_P0378
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#kingpenguin  #climatechange #dronephotography #drone #birdphotography #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
King penguin chicks “woolies” are extremely curious creatures. As soon as you lay on the ground with them,  they come to greet you in a very inquisitive way. Love spending time among them capturing funny portraits!
#falklandislands #southgeorgia #kingpenguin #sunset #volunteerpoint #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
After spending the full week in the Falkland Islands we are ready to embark for another great adventure in South Georgia. Thanks to Derek and Trudy to make us feel at home at Volunteer Point, a magical place that never disappoints! 
Now we ready to board the cozy Akademik Vavilov and join the OOE team for the exciting photo symposium. 
#oneoceanexp #falklandislands #southgeorgia #kingpenguin #sunset #volunteerpoint #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
After spending the full week in the Falkland Islands we are ready to embark for another great adventure in South Georgia. Thanks to Derek and Trudy to make us feel at home at Volunteer Point, a magical place that never disappoints! Now we ready to board the cozy Akademik Vavilov and join the OOE team for the exciting photo symposium. #oneoceanexp #falklandislands #southgeorgia #kingpenguin #sunset #volunteerpoint #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
The Falkland Islands marks the northernmost limit of the King penguins range. In the morning flocks of penguins gather on the beach before heading out to sea to feed.  Kings aren’t picky eaters exactly but they’re very specific about what they hunt and catch. They eat small, schooling fish like lantern (myctophids) fish year-round, especially during breeding season. When the weather grows colder they eat more ice fish and cephalopds — molluscs, octopus and squid — to supplement their winter diet.
SUA Civil Aviation Falkland Islands permit n. 18_OTO_P0378
#FalklandIslands #aerialphotography #dronephotography  #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
The Falkland Islands marks the northernmost limit of the King penguins range. In the morning flocks of penguins gather on the beach before heading out to sea to feed. Kings aren’t picky eaters exactly but they’re very specific about what they hunt and catch. They eat small, schooling fish like lantern (myctophids) fish year-round, especially during breeding season. When the weather grows colder they eat more ice fish and cephalopds — molluscs, octopus and squid — to supplement their winter diet. SUA Civil Aviation Falkland Islands permit n. 18_OTO_P0378 #FalklandIslands #aerialphotography #dronephotography #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the king penguin as being of “Least Concern” on the organization’s Red List of endangered species.
Even so, as with so many animal species in the polar regions, climate scientists and marine biologists alike are concerned about the effects climate change and more unpredictable shifts in weather patterns might have on future populations.
Current estimates place the overall king penguin population at 2 million breeding pairs, which seems stable in the short term. That doesn’t guarantee a viable, stable future, though.
#FalklandIslands #penguin #kingpenguin #surfing #climatechange #climatechangeisreal
#nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the king penguin as being of “Least Concern” on the organization’s Red List of endangered species. Even so, as with so many animal species in the polar regions, climate scientists and marine biologists alike are concerned about the effects climate change and more unpredictable shifts in weather patterns might have on future populations. Current estimates place the overall king penguin population at 2 million breeding pairs, which seems stable in the short term. That doesn’t guarantee a viable, stable future, though. #FalklandIslands #penguin #kingpenguin #surfing #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
Painting by @davidmceown // “Taking Care”, 15 x 11 inches watercolour - Antarctica.  This painting was done on location several years ago  when i had the opportunity to spend time on the sea ice at a emperor penguin colony in spring time ( late October through  early November ). It was Incredible to observe the dedication  of the parents taking turns and making the long march out  to  the sea ice edge and return  to feed the rapidly growing and hungry chicks.
 #penguin #emperorpenguins #watercolour #landscapepainting #watercolor #animalart #birdart #climatechange #instaartwork #explore #exploreantarctica #antarctica #wild #wildlife #wildlifeart #artislove #inspiration #love
Painting by @davidmceown // “Taking Care”, 15 x 11 inches watercolour - Antarctica. This painting was done on location several years ago when i had the opportunity to spend time on the sea ice at a emperor penguin colony in spring time ( late October through early November ). It was Incredible to observe the dedication of the parents taking turns and making the long march out to the sea ice edge and return to feed the rapidly growing and hungry chicks. #penguin #emperorpenguins #watercolour #landscapepainting #watercolor #animalart #birdart #climatechange #instaartwork #explore #exploreantarctica #antarctica #wild #wildlife #wildlifeart #artislove #inspiration #love
In less than a week I will be back in the Falkland Islands. I look forward to spend time with the kings. I love photographing them surfing the waves.
#FalklandIslands #penguin #kingpenguin #surfing #climatechange #climatechangeisreal
#nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #birdphotography #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
Fur seals have an attitude from a young age. Of all the Antarctic and Subantarctic seals, the fur seal is the one that shows the most aggressive behaviour. Probably rightly so, as they were hunted almost to extinction by the early 20thcentury.
The population has recovered today. During mating season, when the males are particularly aggressive, some areas are closed to tourism, to give the seals added protection and to avoid confrontations. Affected areas include some of the South Georgia Islands, such as Prion Island.
#seal #SouthGeorgia #furseal #climatechange #climatechangeisreal
#nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo
Fur seals have an attitude from a young age. Of all the Antarctic and Subantarctic seals, the fur seal is the one that shows the most aggressive behaviour. Probably rightly so, as they were hunted almost to extinction by the early 20thcentury. The population has recovered today. During mating season, when the males are particularly aggressive, some areas are closed to tourism, to give the seals added protection and to avoid confrontations. Affected areas include some of the South Georgia Islands, such as Prion Island. #seal #SouthGeorgia #furseal #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizo