21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rock-hopper Penguins diving into the sea

Taking the Plunge As we stood on the edge of 200 foot cliff on the coast of New Island in the Falklands our main focus was photographing Albatross as the launched off the cliff edge. But as I looked down below there were streams of Rock-hopper Penguins headed to sea but to do so required a treacherous dive into the churning seas.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Bill Klipp