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Flying Penguin

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Rockhopper penguins are feisty, tough and determined. Often nesting high on cliffs, they must make long treks each day to and from the sea. At this cliff on Pebble Island, rockhoppers are well practiced at leaping between ledges in order to traverse the steep climb. A shutter speed of 1/1,250th of a second and a frame burst rate of 8 frames per second enabled me to capture one in mid leap - the nearest image possible to a flying penguin! For more South Atlantic wildlife, see my Falklands Gallery.