Penguins: Close Encounters
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The vibrant and exciting world of penguins is shown in all its glory in this new book from renowned wildlife photographer David Tipling, who has trekked to remote and beautiful locations to capture birds in their natural habitat going about their daily lives. Moments rarely caught by humans have been preserved on film and reproduced in glorious full-colour images. Penguins: Close Encounters showcases 140 amazing photographs of birds in the wild, and a short description accompanies each image. The book has coverage of all of the world's 17 penguin species - including a comprehensive 'penguin fact file' section at the end - and chapters cover all aspects of their lives and behaviour. This book is a celebration of these birds and a photographic study that is sure to captivate any bird lover or wildlife photography enthusiast.
conditions. I thank fellow photographer Roger Tidman for his camaraderie on a number of trips to the far south. My thanks to Mark Cocker for commenting on the text. My family, Jayne, James and Charlotte have given their unwavering support despite my frequent absences in pursuit of penguins. I owe them so much. References Deguine, J-C. 1974. Emperor Penguin. Stephen Greene Press, Vermont. Jacquet, L. and Roberts, J. 2006. The March of the Penguins. National Geographic Society, Washington.
months spent by parents incubating eggs and caring for their young, or during the period when an adult penguin moults its feathers and is confined to land. Blubber also conducts heat poorly so it acts as insulation to maintain the bird’s core body temperature. This is particularly vital for a species such as the Emperor Penguin, which endures some of the most brutal weather on our planet. This book is a visual celebration of a family of birds that have given me more pleasure photographing and
ashore on a Falkland Island beach, having run a potential gauntlet of predatory Killer Whales and South American Sea Lions. A group of Magellanic Penguins on the Falkland Islands is heading for the sea. These birds are great ocean travellers, some reaching as far north as southern Brazil every year. One individual was recorded to swim 2,676km (1,663 miles) in 75 days. I’ve spent many hours trying to photograph penguins as they come ashore. It is a challenge to find the perfect position from
freezing even inside gloves. King Penguins huddle together in a blizzard on South Georgia. I found a viewpoint overlooking these King Penguins as they sheltered from strong katabatic winds. Often the whole group was obscured by blowing snow, but occasionally the wind would relent a little to allow a picture to be taken. On a slope above Half Moon Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula, an Antarctic Skua circles a Gentoo Penguin as it sits guarding its eggs. Herbert Ponting the acclaimed photographer
a King Penguin colony. A small group of Emperor Penguins pass the Kapitan Khlebnikov as she sits in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea. Penguins are popular exhibits in zoos and while few of us will have an opportunity to see the real thing in the wild, these captive birds at least give us a chance to get up close and personal with their fabulous antics. In this image, young children are enjoying African Penguins in a British zoo. Penguins live in some of the most inaccessible places on the