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  • monica palermo
    monica palermoalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful

  • ah thanks monica! coming from one whose work I admire so much that means a great deal to me

    – John Douglas

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingalmost 6 years ago

    how close were you?

  • John Douglas
    John Douglasalmost 6 years ago

    as close as the picture indicates – close!

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 6 years ago

    They must be used to people, to be able to stand there so bravely & feed their young. Really awesome & amazing photos John

  • I don’t know – is an ongoing debate at present, if they’re becoming too accustomed to people for their own safety, or whether they’ve yet to learn to be frightened of us. I tried staying as far as I could yet there were places/time like this when you couldn’t avoid beign very close, which owrked out very nicely for the shot but I do hope it doesn’t mean amazing encounters like this will help lead to harm for the penguins.

    – John Douglas

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 6 years ago

    i know what you mean. Even in places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, etc. so many people, the Animals get used to them & in turn it usually turns out badly for the Animal

  • yeah, we’re a funny species, I say with little/no irony

    – John Douglas

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful image of a lovable creature

  • Thanks very much Robert!

    – John Douglas

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertialmost 6 years ago

    Great image john

  • Thanks very much Rosina, am thrilled you like it and took the time to comment. x

    – John Douglas

  • screamqueen
    screamqueenalmost 6 years ago

    fantastic shot!!

  • Thanks very much Shannon!

    – John Douglas

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 1 year ago

    great image

  • thanks Heloisa

    – John Douglas

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