The penguins of Melbourne

PhotographerDoug Gimesy
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBrighton, Australia
Photo Date13th December r 2017
Entry Description

At the end of St.Kilda pier, and just a few kilometres from the city centre of Melbourne, lives a colony of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) - the smallest of the worlds penguin species. Every night sometime after sunset, the adults of the colony will come home to nest. 

Occassionally a few can be found standing on the top of the rocks, calling for their mate, drying themselves, or simply watching the world from a different perspective - above the water. 
 To capture this image took me about 30 hours of field time in the middle of the night, starting about 10pm once the summer sun had fully set.

About Photographer

Wildlife images are one of the most powerful ways we have of engaging people in the natural world? Sir David Attenborough. Because of this, I primarily work with those whose values and goals closely align with mine, and organisations who want to inspire people and communities to discover, value and protect the natural world.