February 28th, 2012

penguin madness #2


African penguin looking into the camera preparing for the attack, Boulders Beach,Cape Town, South Africa



Nikon D300 + Nikkor 10.5mm

this image is 15% cropped from the right and bottom, exposure correction in Adobe Lightroom

Location on Google maps

Wikipedia reference


With uneasy feeling I crossed double gates of the Boulders Beach. Just sight of these heavy, scarred by time gates implanted fear into my heart. These were meant to keep something inside, something which is trying to get out.

Summoning all my courage I walked forward. Everything in this sinister place was screaming trouble. Grim looking boulders, poisonous sand which was trying to get under my skin and penetrate further into my soul.

My partner abruptly stopped, like some kind of invisible shock wave hit his body. With his shaking hand he pointed onto something. Chill went down my spine as I saw face of the most evil creature on Earth for the very first time... It was looking at me - I could only stand still and pray for my life...