Daily Travel Photo: Penguin Mountain View

Photo of the Day: Penguin Mountain View

A penguin on a mountain
Penguin Mountain View

The Set Up

Just off of the edge of the Antarctic Peninsula we made a stop at a little islands called Danko Island.  Like most of the places we stopped at the beach was filled with penguins.  From the beach, little penguin highways trailed up the hills to rockeries where they made their nests.  Generally the penguins stay clumped together in groups.  However this one seemed to like its view, and nested all alone on the slope.

About the Shot

I shot this on a hike up to the top of the island.  I had to sit there for a while to get the pose that I was looking for, but in the end it worked out.

For the photographers out there, I shot this on my Canon 70-200mm f4 IS at f11 (I didn’t want to fuzz out too much of the view), at a shutter speed of 1/400, iso100 at a focal length of 160mm