Finally! After five different trips to South Georgia it all comes together, as weather and sea conditions allow for a pre-dawn landing in St. Andrews Bay. It’s 04:42 AM as the sun comes up and paints the sky amazing shades of reds, oranges, and yellows. King penguins surround me as they return from their trip away from the nest in order to feed at sea. My camera clicks and whirs as the sun climbs higher. I feel the time slipping away as the sun gains altitude, warming the scene but losing that magnificent quality to the early light. Finally I am spent, physically and emotionally. It’s only 7:00AM and already I am king for a day!