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A Sunrise Fit for Kings by Michael S Nolan

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I once again am rewarded for a pre-dawn landing at Gold Harbor on South Georgia as these king penguins posed perfectly in front of the rising sun. It seems that only about 1 in 5 attempts to land in the dark on South Georgia pan out to be a perfect sunrise type of morning, but when it happens it is absolutely glorious! I will be back for more attempts in October and November of 2011 as well as again in March of 2012. I am so often reminded that it is the quest for the perfect image, not the image itself, that drives me to return again and again to these magical places on the planet. In my wanderings I realize that I will never take the perfect image!


  • John  De Bord Photography
    John De Bord ...almost 4 years ago

    This is beautiful!

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    Oh Michael this is absolutely beautiful, what an amazing sunrise, don’t they look so proud standing there enjoying the beginning of a new day, love the colour and lighting, fabulous image,pretty close to perfect in my books Michael, how fantastic that you are able to go back, I’d so love to go just once, mmmm. can I fit in your suitcase lol…… well done Michael :o)x

  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghalmost 4 years ago

    Wowee!! Well rewarded indeed!

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing capture, Michael!

  • Inge Johnsson
    Inge Johnssonalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic! I wish I had your finances so I too could afford to go to places like this.

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittalmost 4 years ago


  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Not perfect eh? Looks like you’re getting pretty close :-)

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyalmost 4 years ago

    Unusual and beautiful capture!!! I just couldn’t get up that early to attempt anything like this (let alone the zodiacs weren’t running until 8am!!!) Well done!

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning Michael.

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