Riders on the Storm

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The last landing we made in the Antarctic Peninsula was at Barrientos Island. This was the chance to immerse ourselves in a large colony of Chinstrap Penguins- an opportunity we hadn’t yet come across. I didn’t take many images on this island as I was so caught up in the moment and blown away by emotions, visuals & wildlife; I just decided to take most of it in without a lens. This is one of the few images I captured on this island and I feel blessed to have truly seen. The lighting was incredible and an adult Skua (the brown bird on the left) flew into a huddle of Chinstrap Penguins in an area of nesting. Skuas are predatory birds as well as scavengers and young penguin is their choice meat.
Here the Chinstrap penguins are victorious; moments later they successfully chased the Skua away from the colony.

©R. Tyler Gross

©R. Tyler Gross


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I am a professional photographer with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Photography from world renowned Brooks Institute. Please don't hesitate to contact me, leave comments, or inquire about any of my work! It is all for sale all the time and I look forward to helping you with the next project. Cheers


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