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A "chick" between my legs!

.... or should I specify?..... a penguin chick between my tripod's legs?
Up to the moment a friend of mine took this picture of me, I had not realized that there was
a penguin chick in between the legs of my tripod. He apparently got in there while I was very
distracted photographing their colony. Even after I acknowledged its presence, he remained
very calmed and appeared as if the legs of the tripod, and possibly my presence, brought him
a sense of security (I even wondered if the color of my clothing, all black-almost same as his-
appeared to allow him to identify me with them?), but it is well known, and I have experienced
this first hand in many instances, that they are not afraid of people and many times they approach
them for curiosity and other times to drive them away.

JOUGLA POINT, Wiencke Island - Neumayer Channel, in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Sony DSC-S40
1/100s f/2.8 at 5.1mm iso80 full exif

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Alexander Kazakov19-Jun-2011 10:44
Very nice! V
Yves Rubin30-Mar-2009 19:11
What a wonderful experience that trip must have been. Would love to be able to go...
Adjacir Cidrão23-Mar-2009 01:22
amazing... V
Yi Feng01-Jan-2009 01:31
Very cool shot!
Carole Stevens31-Dec-2008 13:26
I just love this pik Caesar, this is soooo cute , completely envious bet you captured some amazing piks here!
Guest 18-Dec-2008 02:07
love it !!! this shoot is simply FABULOUS :))) you're lucky guy Cesar to have such opportunity to shoot penguins :o) jealous Jerry :) V~!
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