TOKYO-2020 Nature / Wildlife

Emperor Penguins

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Thomas Vijayan

I was literally lying flat on the floor while I was shooting this image. Why I did this is because when we go lower than their height they feel less scared being around us and for the same reason this particular Emperor family spend a good amount of time besides me and I was lucky enough to capture some beautiful shots. In this particular trip I had walked an average of 8hours per day in search of a perfect frame.

My name is Thomas Vijayan, I am basically an Architect hailing from Kerala, India also known as God’s Own Country, I was raised in Bangalore and now settled in Canada with my family. I have traveled all the seven continents for photography which is my passion but not my profession. The big cats have always been my favorite subject for photography. To me there is nothing called "perfection" in any photography, every click to me is an experience, the more I click the more I learn something new. I give more importance to quality than clicking pictures in quantity.