Adorable Adelies of Commonweatlh Bay
26 days on the Professor Kromov and most of them at sea being tossed about the Southern Ocean. Eventually we hit the ice in Antarctica, and with it come the penguins. Sometimes they travel solo, often they roam in packs. Always they are sensationally cute, tiny little characters facing the harsh conditions of Antarctica. Adelies are my favourites, without a doubt.
Thanks to Heritage Expeditions who sponsored this voyage to Antarctica and their superb crew that made so many special moments possible. And thanks to those insanely adorable Adelie Penguins, you guys rock! Read my guide to shooting inside the Antarctic Circle at Photography for Travellers: "A few tips on travelling south to Antarctica and how to get the most of your time in the freezer."
And here's another 1000 images from Antarctica...
If you like these pics then you might like a copy of my book called "passage of the penguins", a unique account of our journey in December 2010 as a memento for our onboard travellers:
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."