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I'm not scared anymore

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 24 November 2008 in Animal & Insect.

So - Friday saw us back at Stony Point to get some photos on what was supposed to have been a glorious day. At 8 o'clock in the morning, our favourite and most accurate weather website, Windguru was showing zero cloud cover at 11 am, with a temperature of 24 degrees Celcius. Well, it turned out to be 16.5 degrees, and admittedly there was a tiny bit of blue sky when we arrived, but then the cloud and mist rolled in and completely obliterated every last bit of it! So we didn't quite get what we were hoping for, but I am still going to post a selection of photos this week from the two trips we made.
This little guy had just been dunked by a fairly vicious wave and thrown against a rock or two, but had just got out and was proudly walking unafraid right alongside the next challenge from the sea. Both Jacqui and I were quite amazed how these little things live through the battering they take against the rocks.
Title from the beautiful song by Chris de Burgh

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Such wonderful and curios birds. Beautiful shot here.

24 Nov 2008 5:20am

sun from Iran

i love it...Nicely done!

24 Nov 2008 6:18am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Brilliant shot Rob, you have really frozen the water behind the bird.... lovely image.

24 Nov 2008 7:29am

Veronelle from Lens, France

yes very good capture

24 Nov 2008 10:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great shot with the contrast between the foam and the bird.

24 Nov 2008 10:48am

zOOm from Paris, France

Lovely little one !

24 Nov 2008 11:39am

willow from Chelsea, United States

I like how you've captured the details of the water behind the bird - and he is adorable!!!! Sorry the weather didn't cooperate, but this image turned out great anyway.

24 Nov 2008 11:41am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wonderful story and look at this little guy, you photographed him wonderfully :)

24 Nov 2008 2:05pm

Sylvain from Trois Rivieres, Canada

It's so cute.
Nice one :)

24 Nov 2008 3:48pm

Namaki from Bordeaux, France

excellent capture ! the DOF is perfect !

24 Nov 2008 4:28pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece


24 Nov 2008 7:20pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great shot, the action of the waves is fantastic

24 Nov 2008 7:23pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

wondeful capture and perfect timing! good work!

24 Nov 2008 7:52pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Shows what a good Evolution can accomplish ! I like how you seem to have caught him in mid-challenge.

24 Nov 2008 11:21pm

Shirin S. Moosavi from Tehran, Iran

Well, this one seems to be tough guy! ;)
Nice capture :)

24 Nov 2008 11:36pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wonderful capture of this clearly resilient guy,
you know I think I made a wrong career choice so many years ago I should have got into weather forecasting no-one really expects you to get it right all the time, or even that often

25 Nov 2008 12:51am

@JJ: Rofl! Jacqui and I have worked out how the tv forecasts are done - at the beginning of the week there are 7 cards each with a different forecast on it. They then shuffle the cards and just read them out in the order they came out after being shuffled!

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

What a great shot Ropb absolutely stunning so clear and he is so cute

25 Nov 2008 6:19am

pedro from loures, Portugal

ehehe these felows are funny, nice one dob!!.

25 Nov 2008 9:55pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

The penguin looks so isolated against that well caught background. An excellent nature shot.

25 Nov 2008 9:59pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

So fragile, given the powerful sea.

25 Nov 2008 10:37pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

a stunning shot! and a faaabulous still of raging water! divine!!!

27 Nov 2008 10:54am