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Vincent Mo
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Making art in code and pixels: engineer by day, photographer by night
Making art in code and pixels: engineer by day, photographer by night

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Perspective

This giant tabular iceberg made our ship seem tiny. But under the vast sky, even this iceberg looks tiny.

#Antarctica
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3 Gentoos

These are gentoo penguins, identifiable by their, orange beaks, orange feet, and brush tails. They're middle of the pack in terms of size in Antarctica - smaller than king and emperor penguins but bigger than the cute little Adélie penguins.

#Antarctica #CuvervilleIsland
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Contemplating the dive

It was hilarious to watch the king penguins waddle toward the water, touch it, run back, and then stare at the water until they built the nerve to try again. It's like they know how clumsy they are on land and badly want to go to the water where they're more graceful.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay
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One in the crowd

These are king penguins, which are the second biggest after emperor penguins. The easiest way to tell them apart is that king penguins have the big orange ear patch and a deeper orange color on their chest.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay
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Pals

One reason it's so much fun to photograph penguins is that it's so easy to anthropomorphize them. They behave like tiny clumsy humans on land. :) Very different story in the water!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay
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Technology Enthusiast

This taxi driver in Hong Kong is the closest thing to a cyborg that I've ever met. He doesn't even have to open his eyes to drive.
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That burrito looks about the right size.

Leica M7, Tri-X 400, HC-110
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Beaks and Peaks

These 3 penguins are doing an interpretive dance in honor of the mountains. Just kidding, they're sizing each other up and occasionally sparring. They pointed their beaks at each other in a threatening way and shuffled around in unison for a long time. This was taken at St. Andrews Bay, home of the biggest king penguin colony in the world.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay 
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You make me wanna shout

Take two for +John Getchel who actually expects a photo attached to a photo post. Sheesh, so demanding!

This was St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world. There are about half a million penguins here! (200,000 breeding pairs; 1 pair = 2 adults, plus about 100,000 chicks) After a year of traveling thousands of miles separately, a breeding pair will reunite in the same area year after year. They will each come back to this mass of 500,000 squawking penguins and find each other just by the sound of their voice!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay
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