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Role Reversal: Penguins at the Human Enclosure by Ryan Davison Crisp


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Role Reversal: Penguins at the Human Enclosure by 

This was an attempt at conveying an almost satirical look at the scene; the penguins appear to be looking into an enclosure of humans, the roles are reversed. Or, maybe that’s just my imagination gone wild.

Shot taken at Edinburgh Zoo with Panasonic Lumix G1, 45-200mm lens (1/250, f/5.6).

Much better when viewed in large.

A similar version also available in black and white:

Penguins Day Out

Also from the Edinburgh Zoo series:

Posing Penguins

Mr. Penguin

Cheeky Twosome

Flamingo Colony


penguins, animals, scotland, edinburgh, zoo, penguin, panasonic, lumix g1, edinburgh zoo, human enclosure

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  • neilbrown
    neilbrownalmost 4 years ago

    Hee. ;-))

  • you’ve gotta like the idea :)

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBalmost 4 years ago

    Great idea! How about one with lions??

  • thank you Felicity; that would be a great shot eh? ;)

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    magnificent capture and POV

  • thank you ever so much Kathy

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBalmost 4 years ago

    Just take care if you try!!

  • :o

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 4 years ago

    Very funny! Well spotted and great shot!

  • thank you, glad you like it

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • David  Parkin
    David Parkinalmost 4 years ago

    I love Penguins, the’re funny :-)

  • aye, they’re a barrel of laughs

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Love penguins..and love this!!

  • thank you

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago

    that would be a turn of events! great shot

  • it sure would, thank you Carol

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

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