I have been notoriously late to update my photo of the month throughout 2013 and I am again more than two weeks late with my final photograph for the year. Unfortunately my hectic travel schedule this year has played havoc with website updates and I have not been quite as timely as I would have liked with updates here on my blog. Nevertheless, I am pleased to close off my photographs of the month for 2013 with this image of Penguins marching across the sea ice in Antarctica. This is my favourite photograph from my recent expedition to Antarctica and really needs to be seen in large print to appreciate the full grandeur, splendour and scale. What I love most about this image is the sense of scale and of the environment in which these hardy creatures survive. I was also blessed with some wonderful polar light at the time we spotted these penguins marching in the distance. This photograph was made with the Canon EOS1DX and Canon 200-400mm F4L IS with inbuilt 1.4 Teleconverter and was shot at 560mm at ISO200 F8 1/500th of a second handheld. A higher resolution version of this photograph can be seen on my primary website at www.jholko.com in the Antarctica Portfolios.