By nature, penguins are curious animals. Once someone or something enters their personal space they start investigating. Children are just as curious. So what happens when two equally curious creatures meet? – a moment of excitement which I think I captured here in “Penguin Passion”.
I will have to say that this young girl really inspired me. Just seeing how interested and excited she was in encountering this curious penguin made me more interested in studying her behaviour. The excitement she expressed was akin to seeing a long lost friend and being united after years of undesired separation. And, no matter how many times I review the photo, the image continues to evoke this strong feeling of passion and excitement.
This is one of the photos I shot during my last week at the zoo for the month of January and certainly it is one of my favourites. I love this photo.
2 thoughts on “Penguin Passion”
This is one of my favorites too. The negative space formed by her arms and penguin look like a heart. It is a beautiful image of love.
Without a doubt, I was looking to illustrate the girl’s love and excitement in seeing the penguin. And, based on your response, I see I have achieved that. Thanks Joe!