Books > Photographers' Books > *Penguin: A Story of Survival (115) More files...
A book 8 years in the making: when Stefan Christmann first wintered in Antarctica in 2012, he fell in love with the neighbours of his research base: the 10,000 emperor penguins of Atka Bay. In personal narrations from two over-winterings, Christmann tells stories from the everyday life of the animals: of life and survival, of birth, love and companionship at the end of the world.
Naturepl is proud to have been involved in this book's creation: from pitching the idea at the Frankfurt Book Fair to helping with the text just before it went to print.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony huddled together under the Southern Lights, Aurora australis, Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.  -  Stefan Christmann
01630743
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony huddled together under the Southern Lights, Aurora australis, Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two males, one brooding young chick, the other incubating hatching egg. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Series 4/4.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619877
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two males, one brooding young chick, the other incubating hatching egg. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Series 4/4.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) egg hatching on father's feet. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.  -  Stefan Christmann
01632282
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) egg hatching on father's feet. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony, males huddling whilst incubating eggs. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.  -  Stefan Christmann
01632280
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony, males huddling whilst incubating eggs. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick looking upwards to parents beak. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.  -  Stefan Christmann
01632281
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick looking upwards to parents beak. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony with with creche of huddling chicks, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.  -  Stefan Christmann
01620184
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony with with creche of huddling chicks, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks in snow, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.  -  Stefan Christmann
01620131
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks in snow, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) on sea ice at sunrise. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May 2017.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619673
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) on sea ice at sunrise. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May 2017.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) walking across crack in sea ice during return to breeding colony. Atka Bay, Antarctica. April.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619588
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) walking across crack in sea ice during return to breeding colony. Atka Bay, Antarctica. April.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two chicks aged six to eight weeks brooding on parents' feet, one vocalising. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619196
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two chicks aged six to eight weeks brooding on parents' feet, one vocalising. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group clambering up slope during journey to bring back food for young. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619158
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group clambering up slope during journey to bring back food for young. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair re-affirming their bond, Atka Bay, Antarctica. October. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645117
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair re-affirming their bond, Atka Bay, Antarctica. October. Bookplate.
View of Atka Bay from the south with a distant iceberg trapped in the bay by sea ice, Antarctica, March 2017. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645169
Stefan Christmann / View of Atka Bay from the south with a distant iceberg trapped in the bay by sea ice, Antarctica, March 2017. Bookplate.
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) chicks huddling, Antarctica. Winner of the Portfolio Award, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645167
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) chicks huddling, Antarctica. Winner of the Portfolio Award, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019. Bookplate.
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) chicks silhouetted at sunrise, Atka Bay, Antarctica. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645166
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) chicks silhouetted at sunrise, Atka Bay, Antarctica. Bookplate.
Drowned Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) chick in melting sea ice. If the sea ice melts before the chicks moult into their waterproof feathers, they have to travel up ice ramps on to the ice shel...  -  Stefan Christmann
01645150
Stefan Christmann / Drowned Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) chick in melting sea ice. If the sea ice melts before the chicks moult into their waterproof feathers, they have to travel up ice ramps on to the ice shel...
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) chick creche, standing together, Atka Bay, Antarctica. December. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645145
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) chick creche, standing together, Atka Bay, Antarctica. December. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) adults with their chick in front of the colony, Atka Bay, Antarctica. December. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645135
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) adults with their chick in front of the colony, Atka Bay, Antarctica. December. Bookplate.
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) standing in snow drift, Atka Bay, Antarctica. October. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645132
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) standing in snow drift, Atka Bay, Antarctica. October. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and chicks dead and frozen in ice after a snowstorm, Atka Bay, Antarctica. November. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645128
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and chicks dead and frozen in ice after a snowstorm, Atka Bay, Antarctica. November. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) dead newly-hatched chick, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645127
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) dead newly-hatched chick, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) father with his newly-hatched chick which is begging for food, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645125
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) father with his newly-hatched chick which is begging for food, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Bookplate.
Silhouette of two Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) walking during polar night, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645124
Stefan Christmann / Silhouette of two Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) walking during polar night, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) father checking on the egg on his feet while on the edge of the huddle, Atka Bay, Antarctica. July. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645118
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) father checking on the egg on his feet while on the edge of the huddle, Atka Bay, Antarctica. July. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair courting, Atka Bay, Antarctica. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645116
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair courting, Atka Bay, Antarctica. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair courting, Atka Bay, Antarctica. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645115
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair courting, Atka Bay, Antarctica. Bookplate.
Aurora australis display over the ice, Atka Bay, Antarctica. March. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645112
Stefan Christmann / Aurora australis display over the ice, Atka Bay, Antarctica. March. Bookplate.
Sastrugi formed by snow drifts over the ice, Atka Bay, Antarctica. November. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645111
Stefan Christmann / Sastrugi formed by snow drifts over the ice, Atka Bay, Antarctica. November. Bookplate.
Snowdrift moving across the icy ground at sunset, Atka Bay, Antarctica. September. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645109
Stefan Christmann / Snowdrift moving across the icy ground at sunset, Atka Bay, Antarctica. September. Bookplate.
Flat expanse of ice and a cloudy sky, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August 2012. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645108
Stefan Christmann / Flat expanse of ice and a cloudy sky, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August 2012. Bookplate.
Ekstrom Ice Shelf, at dusk, Antarctica. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645107
Stefan Christmann / Ekstrom Ice Shelf, at dusk, Antarctica. Bookplate.
View of Atka Bay freezing. Pressure ridges visible where ice sheets collide as they freeze. Antarctica. March 2012. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645103
Stefan Christmann / View of Atka Bay freezing. Pressure ridges visible where ice sheets collide as they freeze. Antarctica. March 2012. Bookplate.
Ekstrom Ice Shelf, at dusk, Antarctica. June 2012. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645105
Stefan Christmann / Ekstrom Ice Shelf, at dusk, Antarctica. June 2012. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) tracks in snow, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.  -  Stefan Christmann
01620238
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) tracks in snow, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Drifts of snow around glacier, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October 2017.  -  Stefan Christmann
01620228
Stefan Christmann / Drifts of snow around glacier, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October 2017.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group walking on glacier, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.  -  Stefan Christmann
01620204
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group walking on glacier, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) dead chick in snow, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.  -  Stefan Christmann
01620175
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) dead chick in snow, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony with chicks, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.  -  Stefan Christmann
01620134
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony with chicks, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony with chicks, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.  -  Stefan Christmann
01620121
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony with chicks, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony, males incubating eggs, huddling under clear sky during polar night. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July 2017.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619864
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony, males incubating eggs, huddling under clear sky during polar night. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July 2017.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two males, one with hatching egg, the other with young chick. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Bird Category of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Ye...  -  Stefan Christmann
01619873
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two males, one with hatching egg, the other with young chick. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Bird Category of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Ye...
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) males in breeding colony silhouetted against sky during polar night. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619851
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) males in breeding colony silhouetted against sky during polar night. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July.
Formations in sea ice at full moon, during polar night. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July 2017.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619843
Stefan Christmann / Formations in sea ice at full moon, during polar night. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July 2017.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick aged a few days begging. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619827
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick aged a few days begging. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) standing on ice, its breath condensing in the cold air as it calls in search of its mate, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645321
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) standing on ice, its breath condensing in the cold air as it calls in search of its mate, Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) standing on an ice shelf during a storm, Atka Bay, Antarctica. September. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
01645272
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) standing on an ice shelf during a storm, Atka Bay, Antarctica. September. Bookplate.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) footprints on sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619775
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) footprints on sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) standing in front of huddling breeding colony. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August 2017.  -  Stefan Christmann
01619770
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) standing in front of huddling breeding colony. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August 2017.
Next page