Receiving a photography scholarship from the North American Nature Photography Association in 2005 was a life-altering experience for Stefan. Working as a scientist in Antarctica in 2012, he used every free minute to document the life of a nearby emperor penguin colony. He returned in 2017 to complete a comprehensive body of work about one of nature's most gripping survival stories.
Behind the lens
- Nikon D810
- 45mm f2.8 tilt-shift lens
- 1/60 sec at f11 • ISO 800 • Gitzo 5562LTS tripod + Novoflex CB5II ballhead
- Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
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