When a sudden storm descends on South Georgia, it’s time for David Tipling to linger a little longer on shore. He explains why he preferred to take pictures in the teeth of a gale instead of rushing back to the boat
Extreme weather can offer an ingredient within a bird photograph that can make it memorable. Whether monsoon-like rain, blizzards, or a storm tossed sea, I find simply being out shooting in such conditions to be invigorating.
While I enjoy getting out in rough weather at home in North Norfolk, it is not quite the same as being in a wilder, more remote corner of our planet. I can think of no better place for extreme bird photography than South Georgia. The profusion of life set against some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth makes this island a photographic heaven.
Early November is one of the best times to visit. Summer in the Southern Ocean is a time of plenty and often benign conditions. However, extreme weather is never far away.
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