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Jonathan Irish

While visiting Antarctica, I was endlessly amused at the variety and character of the resident penguins. They are such funny little creatures, each with their own peculiarities and personalities. I found so much joy sitting for hours with my camera at either end of the penguin highways (well-trodden pathways they utilize to move between their breeding colonies and the water). On this snowy morning, I noticed one little Gentoo penguin going against the flow of traffic, which spoke to my heart. It’s not always easy to walk to one’s own drum, but to me this little penguin epitomized that spirit. Now, whenever I look back at this memory, I am reminded once again to always follow my dreams no matter what the rest of the colony is doing.

BIO: During his more than eight years on the National Geographic staff, travel and conservation photographer Jonathan Irish launched and directed the National Geographic Adventures program, bringing travelers and photographers around the world on active adventures.
As a photographer based in Golden, Colorado, he specializes in documenting adventure lifestyles, landscapes, and cultures at home and abroad with a keen eye on highlighting important conservation issues.

Jonathan is currently a proud staff member at Conservation International.

WEBSITE: jonathanirish.com
INSTAGRAM: @jonathan_irish
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While visiting Antarctica, I was endlessly amused at the variety and character of the resident penguins. They are such funny little creatures, each with their own peculiarities and personalities. I found so much joy sitting for hours with my camera at either end of the penguin highways (well-trodden pathways they utilize to move between their breeding colonies and the water). On this snowy morning, I noticed one little Gentoo penguin going against the flow of traffic, which spoke to my heart. It’s not always easy to walk to one’s own drum, but to me this little penguin epitomized that spirit. Now, whenever I look back at this memory, I am reminded once again to always follow my dreams no matter what the rest of the colony is doing.<br />
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BIO: During his more than eight years on the National Geographic staff, travel and conservation photographer Jonathan Irish launched and directed the National Geographic Adventures program, bringing travelers and photographers around the world on active adventures.<br />
As a photographer based in Golden, Colorado, he specializes in documenting adventure lifestyles, landscapes, and cultures at home and abroad with a keen eye on highlighting important conservation issues.<br />
<br />
Jonathan is currently a proud staff member at Conservation International.<br />
<br />
WEBSITE: jonathanirish.com<br />
INSTAGRAM: @jonathan_irish