Flight of fantasy

Ross Sea, Antarctica

I was photographing a colony of Adelie Penguins in Antartica’s Ross Sea, when all at once hundreds of Skuas took to the skies. These adorable penguins have to be ever alert with these predatory birds around, because they will target the young Adelie Penguin chicks (of which there are thousands). I can’t help but wonder if these land-locked penguins ever fantasize about taking off and flying away themselves?

Instead, they are left to waddle around an otherworldly landscape of snow, ice and giant icebergs. But still, once they are in the ocean, that is when they can also truly ‘fly’ in their own way.

SKU RS8773


Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are hand numbered and recorded as part of a strictly controlled set of prints for this image.*

These exclusive prints are only offered on 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art photo paper. They are finished by hand with Wayne’s signature, print edition number, image title and date (appearing underneath the photo within the white border). This will also be accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints for this image are available in the following sizes and editions.

41 x 61cm (16 x 24in) 1 of 50

51 x 76cm (20 x 30in) 1 of 50

61 x 91cm (24 x 36in) 1 of 50

66 x 101cm (26 x 40in) 1 of 50

80 x 120cm (32 x 48in) 1 of 50

101 x 152cm (40 x 60in) 1 of 15

* Note: The following print outcomes are not considered part of the limited editions for this image - smaller prints (longest edge under 61cm), all size canvas, metal and acrylic prints, acrylic blocks, calendars or cards. All such prints are not part of a numbered set and are considered Open Edition Prints.