Its appeal lies under the radiating sunlight showcasing the weather-worn environment and its inhabitants, drawing photographers like David in. Whether it is shooting 200,000 penguins or two polar bears sparring in the windblown snow at -30C, the altering demeanor of Antarctica can be a difficult challenge to shoot as wildlife comes with chaos. However, to illustrate the conditions in which these animals survive is what David strives for. We asked him to give us an in-depth insight of his experiences and important factors one must uncover to explore this natural treasure with photography.
A great photographer, David says, is tenacious. Rethinking his shot and capturing the best of his capability. An example of this is a photo tour he held with several opportunities to photograph bobcats, something he had not seen then in the past. “One morning we followed a cat as it walked on the opposite side of a river for almost 2 kilometers. At one point I was able to get ahead of it, anticipating the trail it would follow, then I immediately got ready. I framed in, took a shot, checked my exposure, made a slight adjustment and then waited. This allowed me to focus my attention to the subject. I got the shot, thanked the bobcat and was done, for the moment anyway.”