The Frank Hurley Photography award have just featured one of my photographs of an adult Emperor Penguin and its chick from Gould Bay in Antarctica in their latest email newsletter. The awards deadline has been extended and entries are now open until the 31st of December 2020.
The photographs for the World Photographic Cup 2021 are now available to view online HERE. Very pleased to again be representing Australia for the third time in the Nature Category. This time with one of my Emperor Penguin photographs from deep in Antarctica. This photograph was also a finalist and subsequently took out 3rd place in the 2020 AIPP silver Lining Awards.
The photograph of the month for December 2020 comes from Finland during one of my expeditions to photograph Wolves and Wolverines late in Autumn (Read the Trip Report). This photograph is a great example of when it is ok to break the rules and place the subject dead centre of frame. The use of negative space to either side of the wolf helps to frame the animal and provide some context for its environment. The extremely low angle of view and soft foreground were obtained by utilising a ground level hide and by shooting the telephoto lens almost wide open. This photograph is also the cover shot for my new book Never Cry Wolf, that is now available to pre-order through my online store Melrakki Publishing.
The photograph of the month for November 2020 comes from deep in Antarctica during one of my expeditions to photograph Emperor Penguins at Gould Bay. This was a photograph I initially overlooked in my early edits and only recently discovered and processed. I am not quite sure why I missed it in my first editing passes, but it is a photograph I am extremely pleased with. The combination of golden light with soft cool snow and the juxtaposition of the adult and chick really work well together. The key to these type of photographs is patience. Once I find the wildlife I want to work with and have chosen the background it is then a matter of setting up and waiting for the right gesture or moment. In this case, the call of the adult Emperor and the lowered head of the chick work perfectly in opposition to each other.
The just released 2020 November / December issue of Wildlife Photographic magazine includes an article I wrote on my expeditions and experiences photographing Emperor Penguins deep in Antarctica. The article includes many photographs taken over several expeditions across multiple years. This is the fourth time I have been published in Wildlife Photographic (the last three editions were on Pallas Cat Photography, Arctic Fox Photography and Polar Bear Photography). You can purchase the individual issue or subscribe through your favourite IOS or Android device.