An Eye in the Sea


“Penguins, Ice and Light” (Danko Island, Antarctic Peninsula 2011), David Doubilet.


I’ve been seduced by icebergs, and over the past few seasons I’ve been working on them at every opportunity.

They’re a perfect metaphor for the sea – only a small percentage is visible to us. We were lucky to find this bergy bit with a small group of chinstrap and gentoo penguins squabbling on top of it. I made a few frames of the idyllic scene before they began to push each other off, and slide down one side, pop up on the other and start over again. I love the combination of grey sky, white ice and black penguins against the colour of the water, and the curve of the wave with just a little bit of reflection underneath.

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