Photographer David C. Schultz of West Light Images arranges photography tours of the Antarctic, helping photo enthusiasts capture pictures they’ll never forget. Six years ago he made his first trip south after seeing expedition photographer Frank Hurley’s incredible Antarctica images, which he took under some very harsh conditions. Hurley is known as an icon of Antarctic exploration, with some even saying that he “brought the magic and power of Antarctica to ordinary people.”
Schultz’s most charming photos are the ones he’s taken of the playful Emperor penguins. Only found in Antarctica, these penguins are captured in a variety of different ways including leaping out of water, sliding across ice or even cuddling with their young ones.