“I was walking through a vast colony of king penguins in South Georgia, looking for inspiration. I decided to focus on intimate behaviour, so I sat on the snow and waited patiently. Two of the penguins came within a few feet of me, and I soon realised I had the opportunity I was looking for. I took a few shots before the pair started chasing each other and disappeared into the throng.”
What the judges said
Chris Hudson, head judge, said, “This entry stood out from the first moment we saw it, probably because of the stark white background that forms the environment in which these penguins live. There is, however, an element of tenderness about it all to contrast this, and in the composition Renato has managed to capture a touching moment with the highest technical and compositional standards.”
Renato wins a six-night wildlife photography adventure in the Carpathian Mountains, courtesy of Tatra Photography.
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