Behind the Shot with Pro Team Member Andrew Peacock

May 18th, 2015


A picture is worth a thousand words, sure. But have you ever wondered what was reeling in the minds of the photographer as soon as they released the shutter? We asked Pro Team member Andrew Peacock to share his personal favorite shots and the stories behind them. Here, Andrew recounts what it took to get that perfect shot.

andrew-peacock-1Antarctic PeninsulaAndrew Peacock, Footloose Fotography

Antarctic Peninsula. ​

Penguins are, of course, a prime target for photographers in Antarctica. They are always fascinating to watch but not always the easiest to take interesting shots of. This image is an unusual angle of a group of Adelie penguins on an iceberg taken while leaning precariously from a Zodiac close to the freezing water with an Outex cover protecting my camera.  I’ve been lucky to travel to this beautiful land of ice a few times now, and later this year I will be leading a photo tour there. Please consider joining me—details at

andrew-peacock-2Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaAndrew Peacock, Footloose Fotography

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

The view of this city from the summit of kunanyi/Mount Wellington is never less than spectacular, but on this late fall morning just before dawn, my tripod and I were treated to a phenomenon known as Bridgewater Jerry—a layer of fog that creeps up the Derwent Valley to shroud Hobart’s suburbs in thick mist on certain mornings at that time of the year. I was so glad I made the effort to get out of my warm, cozy bed so early that day!

andrew-peacock-3Great Sand Dunes National Park, ColoradoAndrew Peacock, Footloose Fotography

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado.

Who would have thought it—towering sand dunes in a small corner of beautiful Colorado, one of my favorite states. I knew nothing of this national park, but landscape photographer Bill Ellzey encouraged me to visit it on my road trip. There was only one evening available, and time was tight as my wife and I arrived to set up camp before heading out to shoot around sunset. I had two goals in mind: find an untrodden area of dunes to photograph, and make it to the top of the highest point for a sunset shot. Having a very fit wife (and model!) meant I achieved both goals as we had a lot of ground to cover that evening. Put this place on your US road trip list of spots to visit.

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Andrew PeacockFootloose Fotography Andrew Peacock takes adventure travel to a new level. As a medical doctor who volunteers his time in far-reaching places like India and Nepal, he feeds his photo habit by capturing the beauty and grandeur of every place he visits. With a gift for helping people as well as creating breathtaking images, Andrew has found his calling as a traveling adventure shooter. You will find the Australia-based photographer all over the globe using medicine and photography to make the world a better place.

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