Emperor Penguin Family

© Peter Frith

Emperor Penguin Family

Kathleen Rinker 1/27/2008 2:28:12 PM

Great capture Peter, so cute!!! #840288

Karen Walzer 1/27/2008 3:51:43 PM

Adorable! Surely a winner! #5404740

Matt Quaid 1/27/2008 4:03:26 PM

wow, what a great shot Peter, awesome #5404773

Robert G. Stalnaker 1/27/2008 7:25:39 PM

Peter, what is the story, the place etc behind this beautiful shot? #5405447

Tamera S. Phillips 1/27/2008 7:57:55 PM

Adorable Peter. I too would be interested in further information on the story behind it. #5405599

Kay E. Mahoney 1/27/2008 8:03:47 PM

Nice capture, Peter. They are beautiful. #5405610

Tammy Espino 1/27/2008 8:26:42 PM

Georgeous capture! :) #5405664

Pat Gamwell 1/28/2008 2:58:36 AM

This is definitely the Animal Category winner for the month! SUPERB clarity! #5406514

Brett Dolsen 1/28/2008 3:05:27 AM

Awesome Peter you have photographed what the majority of us will never see!!
Great work.
Brett #5406531

Anne M. Young 1/28/2008 5:41:37 AM

Little Feet! Great capture #5407292

Peter Frith 1/28/2008 8:51:01 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments. As one camera ad says "timing is everything"! This was taken in Oct '07 at the recently discovered (2004) emperor penguin colony on Snow Hill Island in the Weddell Sea east of the Antarctic Peninsula. Amazing to think that with our current technology such a latge colony (2500 pairs or so) could remain completely unknown for so long. A testament to the size and remoteness of Antarctica.

Peter #5408209

Lisa R. Buffington 1/28/2008 12:06:02 PM

Awesome capture! I love it! Excellent clarity and your timing was perfect. A winner! Great work. #5408959

Melissa Papaj 2/6/2008 5:47:31 AM

Wow! Definitely a winner. Congrats! #5452173

Louise Souchereau 2/7/2008 7:35:18 PM

Gorgeous capture, this is such a great picture, exceptional clarity and colors, bravo and I agree this is a Winner #5461533

Toni Riggs 2/17/2008 12:32:20 AM

WOW!!!!! This is such a cute picture. How long were you in Antartica for? Congrats on your well deserved POTD! #5505261

Yves Rubin 2/17/2008 12:48:10 AM

It's hard not to fall in love with this picture, it is outstanding and so touching. You are so lucky to have made it down there Kathleen! #5505272

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/17/2008 12:48:43 AM

Congratulations Peter on your POTD and a sure Winner later on this Month!!!!

Dominick #5505273

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/17/2008 1:11:48 AM

Excellent wildlife capture Peter, congratulations on your potd! #5505293

Jim Britt 2/17/2008 1:12:57 AM

Nice detail on this one. Congrats on your POTD. #5505295

Les Rhoades 2/17/2008 1:16:59 AM

Congratulations on the POTD! #5505299

Michael S. Lazarus 2/17/2008 1:25:13 AM

Incredible shot Peter. Congrats on the POD!!!!!!
This image has it all.......... well deserved.

Mary K. Robison 2/17/2008 1:30:51 AM

Congratulations on your superb POTD, Peter! #5505318

Susie Peek-Swint 2/17/2008 1:55:46 AM

Wonderful capture Peter ~ must have been even more wonderful to be there and witness such a scene .. many congrats on POTD ~ a winner! #5505345

Bill Houghton 2/17/2008 2:34:30 AM

Great shot Peter. Congratulations on your POTD. Bill

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Jessica Jenney 2/17/2008 4:03:10 AM

Congratulations, Peter on this stunning capture and POTD! #5505487

Michelle Alton 2/17/2008 4:06:02 AM

Hearty congratulations on this capture, Peter. It's absolutely heart warming and thoroughly deserves POTD!

Michelle #5505491

Michael Umbreit 2/17/2008 4:45:08 AM

Peter - Excellent capture!! Congratulations on your POTD! - Mike #5505619

Jennifer L. Alder 2/17/2008 4:53:58 AM

OH WOW! What an incredible image, Peter. Love everything about this one... big congrats on your POTD!! :) #5505643

Evy Johansen 2/17/2008 5:09:10 AM

Wow.. Adorable image and wonderful captured, Peter!! BIG congratulations on your POTD!! #5505707

Anna Diederich 2/17/2008 5:13:16 AM

what a fabulous shot, Peter! Congrats on your POTD! #5505734

Laurie Daily 2/17/2008 5:19:05 AM

WoW...fabulous portrait...congratulations on your POTD, Peter. Sure would love to know the where as well! #5505769

Joy Rector 2/17/2008 5:21:29 AM

coangrats on the awesome POTD #5505784

Kathleen K. Parker 2/17/2008 5:39:41 AM

Wonderful!! Congrats on the POTD, Peter!
kk #5505859

Robert Baer 2/17/2008 5:50:13 AM

congrats on the potd for this awesome image peter! #5505899

Kathy L. Clark 2/17/2008 5:53:56 AM

Peter what a wonderful capture. Congrats on your fabulous POTD. #5505912

Cathy Barrows 2/17/2008 5:55:41 AM

Congrats on your POTD...this is so sweet and such an amaing op for you #5505918

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/17/2008 6:02:13 AM

Hearty congrats on this marvelous POTD, Peter, awesome capture!!!
-Debby #5505945

Nikki McDonald 2/17/2008 6:10:26 AM

What an amazing and wonderful capture. Congratulations on this POTD--certainly expect to see it again! #5505993

Linda D. Lester 2/17/2008 6:12:26 AM

WOW! What a shot! How awesome it had to be to see this. Congratulations on your POTD! #5506009

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 2/17/2008 6:12:27 AM

Congratulations on this amazing capture and well deserved POTD.
JP #5506010

Wendy Stevenson 2/17/2008 6:24:45 AM

What a sweet and tender moment you've captured perfectly Peter! Big congrats on your well deserved POTD!! Beautiful!!! #5506072

Josselyne Klecanda 2/17/2008 6:29:26 AM

WOW! what a great shot. Congrats #5506099

Mary E. Lake 2/17/2008 6:50:14 AM

What an adorable capture!!! Congrats on the photo of the day!!! Mary :-) #5506199

Danielle Fuller 2/17/2008 6:51:52 AM

Peter, congrats on your POTD!!! Well done! #5506206

RC Fritz 2/17/2008 7:00:34 AM

Congratulations on your POTD!! #5506242

Heather Goldman 2/17/2008 7:10:48 AM

...just lovely.
thanks. #5506286

Lori Carlson 2/17/2008 8:02:16 AM

Oh Peter, this is priceless! I have such affection for penguins! Thank you for sharing and congrats on your honors! :0) #5506528

Lisa J. Boulden 2/17/2008 8:26:15 AM

This just couldn't get ANY cuter!!!
What a PERFECT moment captured, Peter!
Such a great and uplifting POTD!
~♥~ Lisa #5506643

Lorri Shank 2/17/2008 8:39:37 AM

What a great photo! The "expression" on the baby's face is priceless. A BIG WINNER in my book! Congrats!
Hpoe you win big in the contest with it! #5506698

Patricia A. Stalter 2/17/2008 8:44:27 AM

There is nothing I can add to all the comments that hasn't been said, but WOW. Fantastic!!! #5506725

Christian Rosito 2/17/2008 9:44:01 AM

Beautiful Peter, Congratulations on your POTD! #5506977

Christy B. Anderson 2/17/2008 9:47:38 AM

Excellent Peter! Congrats on POTD! #5506996

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 2/17/2008 9:51:39 AM

Fantastic shot, Peter! Congrats!! #5507016

Cesar J. La Rosa 2/17/2008 11:21:04 AM

This portrait is just amazing, Peter!!! It's perfect in every way. BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD!!!
Cesar #5507486

Linda M. Mishler 2/17/2008 11:23:29 AM

What beauty in relationship is shown here Peter!! I absolutely love it!!=)The expression of the baby penguin is priceless! #5507496

Patricia A. Casey 2/17/2008 12:03:25 PM

Wonderful Photo, and wonderful gallery,Peter....Congratulations!
Patricia =^..^= #5507652

Colleen Farrell 2/17/2008 12:19:43 PM

Fantastic capture, congrats on your POTD! #5507712

Mary Clarke 2/17/2008 12:35:27 PM

Wonderful image Peter and congratulations on POTD #5507772

Margaret Anna Durkin 2/17/2008 1:36:52 PM

Congratulations on this amazing photo. BEAUTIFUL. #5507980

Margaret Anna Durkin 2/17/2008 1:37:56 PM

Congratulations on this amazing photo. BEAUTIFUL. #5507985

Nancy Donnell 2/17/2008 2:25:59 PM

What a fantastic nature telling story. Such tenderness! Congratulations to you. #5508192

Donna R. Wageman 2/17/2008 3:04:02 PM

This is something else, just precious!
Thank you for sharing the info - Congratulations Bigtime. #5508364

Jean E. Hildebrant 2/17/2008 3:04:15 PM

Wonderfully caputured! Looks just like the little guy on "Happy Feet"! Congrat's to you! #5508366

Vickie Burt 2/17/2008 3:12:05 PM

What a special moment, perfectly captured for us all to enjoy!
Many congrats on your POTD Peter, and I feel sure we will be seeing this one again with all the winners. #5508383

Laura L. Gonzales 2/17/2008 4:06:01 PM

Wow Peter! Wonderful capture. Congrats on your POTD!! Looks like a winner! Laura #5508529

Nancy Bray 2/17/2008 6:42:29 PM

Everything about this makes it a perfect nature shot! #5509094

Kathleen R. Struckle 2/17/2008 7:02:37 PM

Totally awesome capture. Congrats on POTD!! #5509129

Shawn Jennings 2/17/2008 7:52:09 PM

Fantastic image, Peter! Congratulations on your POTD! #5509266

Pradeep K. Kaushik 2/17/2008 7:53:49 PM

Magnificent moment captured Peter!!Congrats on your POTD!! #5509272

Susan M. Smith 2/18/2008 6:20:12 AM

Peter, absolutely wonderful capture and so touching as well! Definately going into my fav's! Congrats on a well-deserved POTD :) #5510910

Milan Banik 2/18/2008 8:29:31 AM

great mother and child
congrates #5511413

Sherran Andersen 2/18/2008 5:07:51 PM

I agree with the previous responses.... a lovely, touching photo. A capture that every photographer dreams of. Congrats on POTD! Sherran #5512931

Cheryl Meisel 2/20/2008 12:26:42 AM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh an adorable shot!!!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this sweet shot!
Cherylm #5519521

Nancylee Malm 2/21/2008 6:35:40 PM

Such emotion in the image and emotion by the viewer. Happiness! #5528575

Linda D. Lester 2/22/2008 3:10:10 PM

I think this is the winner! Congratulations! #5533335

Nikki McDonald 2/22/2008 3:34:58 PM

And now a finalist. Congratulations and a very fervent MAY THIS GO ON. #5533681

Donna R. Wageman 2/22/2008 3:47:51 PM

Great, great, great - this image has to win, so stupendous in every way.
Congratulations on finalist! #5533876

Kay E. Mahoney 2/22/2008 7:02:01 PM

Congratulations on your adorable finalist.Hope to see this in the winners. #5535423

Sharon King 2/22/2008 8:01:47 PM

This has to be a winning shot! I just love it! Congrats! #5536035

Matt Quaid 2/22/2008 8:27:43 PM

I think your the winner #5536207

Flavio Carnevale 2/24/2008 4:20:01 PM

Congrats on this great finalist.
Flavio #5545827

Elida Gutierrez 2/26/2008 1:15:49 PM

Congratulations on your Win!!!!


http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=5690310 #5555992

Claudia Kuhn 2/26/2008 2:35:35 PM

So sweet, wonderful capture, congratulations on your win! #5556716

anonymous 2/26/2008 2:42:38 PM

Congratulations Peter on your wonderful, well deserved win! B- #5556763

Flavio Carnevale 2/26/2008 2:48:41 PM

Flavio #5556816

Nadya Johnson 2/26/2008 3:06:37 PM

Congratulations on your absolutely awesome winner, Peter! #5556980

Anne M. Young 2/26/2008 3:20:59 PM

Fantastic heart warming shot - congratulations #5557114

Donna R. Wageman 2/26/2008 3:27:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on 2nd place! #5557177

Kay E. Mahoney 2/26/2008 3:43:12 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Peter. #5557290

Susana Ms Heide 2/26/2008 8:50:52 PM

This one pulls at the heart strings!!! The nurturing care is so beautifully captured! CONGRATULATIONS Peter!!! #5559002

Kristi A. Howson 2/27/2008 8:59:28 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner Peter!!! So elegant! #5561898

Vickie Burt 2/27/2008 2:56:45 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning winner Peter!!! #5563287

Patrick Rouzes 2/27/2008 7:04:38 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this INCREDIBLE winner,Peter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5564279

Laurie Daily 2/28/2008 12:30:58 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner, Peter! #5568393

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/28/2008 7:24:23 PM

Outstanding Peter!! Congratulations on your win! #5569900

Jane M 2/29/2008 1:35:02 PM

Fantastic capture. A real favorite with me and my kids! Congrats! #5573905

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/2/2008 7:29:19 PM

Congratulations Peter on your Win.

Dominick #5583855

Robert G. Stalnaker 3/15/2008 4:55:09 PM

Peter, in my humble opinion, and in my "winner's choices", this was the Grand Prize Winner. I want to give due credit to the 1st place winners and Grand Prize winner, but I am a bit shocked that this was not #1.

This is a world class photo that easily could appear in natioanl or international premier magazines.

In a thread about how wildlife photography seems to get shortchanged here at BP, and one member equated wildlife photography as "lucky snapshots", I stated the following:

"Peter Firth's "Emperor Penguin Family" won 2nd Place last month in the free contest, a photo he shot in Antarctica. With all due respect to the 1st Place winners and Grand Prize winner, I will continue to offer comments and suggestions so that incredible wildlife photos like Peter's get the respect that they deserve."

The link to this thread is here:


Instructor Richard Lynch posted responses, and he responded to the member who equated wildlife photos to "lucky snapshots".

I think all wildlife photographers would be interested in reading that thread. The entire thread. #5647118

Niels Sandal 3/23/2008 1:42:36 PM

Congratulations on your well derserved winner. Great deails on the penguins and great expressions on the penguins. #5684378

Lars Nitteberg 3/24/2008 1:50:32 PM

Allow me to take my hat off for this shot! This is so amazing to look at!! Can't imagine how it must have felt to get this. The level of details are incredible. truely a great capture...Congrats! #5689942

Alex T. Mizuno 3/26/2008 2:48:57 PM

This is an outstanding photo Peter! Full of feeling and such clarity! Congratulations on your winning in BP and winning a place in National Geographic's Daily Dozen Contest! I see your photo in the week 4 of the National Geographic Contest. I got my place in week 3. #5702283

Samantha Duran 5/30/2008 4:34:43 PM

Truley Awesome! #5998682

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Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3125/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200

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