I captured a magnificent image of a solitary Chinstrap Penguin standing tall on a bed of pristine snow and ice. The penguin's sleek, black and white feathers stand out sharply against the pure white of its surroundings. Its beady, watchful eyes are fixed on me, the photographer, as I snap this shot of it in its natural habitat.
This photograph was taken in Antarctica, a remote, frozen continent located at the southernmost point of the Earth. Known for its breathtaking icy landscapes and unique wildlife, Antarctica is a destination that only a few intrepid explorers have had the privilege to witness firsthand.
In this photograph, I used my lens to capture the beauty and majesty of this Chinstrap Penguin, one of the many species of penguins that call Antarctica home. The sharp focus of the image allows you to see every detail of the penguin's features, from the individual feathers on its body to the glint in its eyes.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2010