The photographers featured in the ”The Masters of Nature Photography” book published by The Natural History Museum are all past winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition which is run by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
”I came late in life to the ice, but now ice is in my blood. I’ve been seduced by icebergs, and over the past few seasons, I’ve been working on them at every opportunity. I think of icebergs as a perfect metaphor for the sea – only a small percentage is visible to us. We were lucky to find this bergy bit with a small group of chinstrap and gentoo penguins squabbling on top of it. I made a few frames of the idyllic scene before they began to push each other off, and slide down one side, pop up on the other and start over again. I was excited when two gentoo penguins circled the ice under water, providing perspective. Look how much ice there is below water. One of the greatest joys of shooting half-and-half is that there’s always a surprise – especially the way the surface receives the light.” - David Doubilet, Danko Island, Antarctica, 2011
Picture: David Doubilet