Capturing this incredible footage of penguins in the Falkland Islands was all in a day's work for cruise ship videographer Jean-Philippe Angers.
"This was one of the highlights of my career at sea," he says. "I feel so grateful that my work is also my passion."
It's been seven years since Jean-Philippe left behind the security of a career in IT and hopped aboard his first cruise in New Zealand as a videographer for Princess Cruises.
Following his passion has taken Jean-Philippe to 250 cities in over 80 countries where he creates lasting memories for his passengers, creating films of their time on and off the ship.
Jean-Philippe's favourite subjects to film are historic locations and the natural world.
"Wildlife requires a ton of patience, but also has the biggest reward."
On the northeast coast of East Falkland, the Volunteer Point penguin colony is around 3 hours' drive from the Falkland Islands' capital, Stanley.
The landscape of the island is unique with barely any trees or vegetation, and the day Jean-Philippe visited a strong wind was blowing, whipping up clouds of fine white sand (always remember to weather-seal your equipment he adds!).
Getting down to the king penguins' (Aptenodytes patagonicus) eye level, Jean-Philippe was able to film right in the heart of the penguins' nesting area.
The striking king penguins, with their brilliant yellow and orange feathers, were not in the least bit bothered by their human guests.
"There's something very surreal to be surrounded by so many penguins in their natural habitat."
While the plain-Jane gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) may not be able to compete with its handsome king cousin in the looks department, the bird certainly won Jean-Philippe's heart with its playful personality.
"A few came close to me while I was filming. They seemed very intrigued with me and we made eye contact for a few minutes. It was such an amazing experience!"
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