Denise says: This is a Northern Rockhopper penguin photographed on the Falkland Islands. Because it is rare to see this bird in the Falklands, I wanted to get a close look at the extremely long breeding plumes that separate Northern Rockhopper from its close cousin. In order to do so I needed to climb up a rock faced cliff that was covered with Orange Sea-Lichen. After several failed attempts, I was able to capture a head portrait of the penguin with a beautiful orange-lichen background. This image is the Birds Category Winner in the prestigious Nature's Best 2016 Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition.