SOUTH 17 Elephant Seal (M. leonine) On the beach. Just sitt’n and moult’n. Thats his friend’s arm: they like to cosy up. (300mm)
SOUTH 06 I think its just about impossible not to anthropomorphise penguins. This young Magellanic Penguin emerging from the surf with his feathers glowing elicits heroic associations for me. Magellanics are not in the same popularity stakes ranking as Kings or Emperors or….. but I like to think this guy just doesn’t care. Good to be comfortable in your skin.
SOUTH 07 Another penguin hero! This adelie penguin is looking good too, as he emerges from washing and fishing in the southern ocean. He hasn’t just braved the surf but also leopard seals patrolling beyond the breaking waves. Those guys skin you. Really! (This is the second (and anthropomorphic) week of SOUTH. The link below is the quick way to see the image series.
SOUTH 18 King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) up CLOSE. He/she is grooming their feathers which famously have a remarkable feather density (I think 14/cm)