For three unbelievably glorious hours starting at 2:30 in the morning, in November 1992, I had 10,000 emperor penguins to myself. They were bathed in golden light and the most difficult thing about the whole process was getting photographs without having them coming up to me and pressing their belly feathers into my lens.

They were extremely curious; they wanted so badly to investigate me that I always had to keep moving, walking backwards, ahead of the pack to get portraits of mothers with chicks and fathers with their babies on their feet.

For collectors: this iconic image was photographed on film.


Art has carefully chosen a select group of images for his Open Edition Fine Art Collection. They are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster or Metallic Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen.

Print sizes are approximate based on image or format. Canvas prints on EPSON Exhibition Canvas are available. Contact our office for more information.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 49 × 4 × 4 in
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