Breathtaking shots show king penguins march in golden sunrise

Penguins majestically march on sand before heading out for a morning swim.

Wim van den Heever / Caters News

Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours.

Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise.

Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colours and amazing reflections.

“I feel as though the pictures awaken a sense awe for the beauty of these king penguins and the remote Falkland Islands.

“I was photographing this scene while lying flat in the surf early morning. After 15min or so I was completely soaked from head to toe in icy seawater losing feeling in my hands and feet.

“My special clothing was being completely trashed by the salt water – not the most pleasant experience of my life.

“I kept on looking at the pictures on the back of the camera and that was all the incentive I needed to carry on.”

Wim van den Heever / Caters News – Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise.

Wim van den Heever / Caters News – The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colours and amazing reflections.

Wim van den Heever / Caters News – Wim said: “I feel as though the pictures awaken a sense awe for the beauty of these king penguins and the remote Falkland Islands.

Wim van den Heever / Caters News- Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours.

Wim van den Heever / Caters News