Remote Isolation For The Perfect Shot
Photographers often have to isolate themselves to capture the perfect shot. If they don’t the animals may suspect human presence and will not present themselves in the most natural way possible. Miquel Angel Artús Illana is a Spanish photographer who took himself to remote isolation to capture a group of Magellanic penguins at sunrise. They had to wait on a small hill for the penguins to appear in groups. Illana said, “since the best light was at sunrise, I stood on a small hill at five in the morning and waited for the penguins to appear in groups as they usually do. The light and the surroundings did the rest.” Being in remote locations poses a risk within itself. If something happened to the photographer, like if they hurt themselves by twisting an ankle or falling, no one would know for a long time. It’s always smarter to travel in pairs, though it might not set you up for the best shot (Vice).