March 4th, 2012

penguin madness #3

African penguin attacking, Boulders Beach,Cape Town, South Africa

Nikon D300 + Nikkor 10.5mm

this image is 10% cropped from the top and left, exposure correction in Adobe Lightroom

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Wikipedia reference

... Few seconds after our encounter beast attacked. I was lucky to have camera between his beak and my body - it broke into hundreds of pieces, and I was thrown on the ground. Monstrous creature switched his attention to Steve Benjamin, my partner in this dangerous adventure - who is started to retreat, covering himself with his Nikon and instinctively pressing shutter button.

Few day later when with help of military we recovered what was left of our eqiupment we found this dramatic image by Steve depicting dramatic scene I described above...