Whos keeping an eye on me....

Monday, 28 October 2013

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)

A post dedicated to the wonderful Penguins at Boulders Beach, South Africa.

Part of the colony... hunkered down in the shade

 
A fledgling.... a little sad looking

 
.......... and now a little happier

 
juvenile
 
 
the breeding season continues throughout the year so its possible to see juveniles in more advanced states of pre-adult plumage
 
 
Adult in the bush and close to its nest
 
 
 
 
Beach Buddies
 
 
preening after a swim

 
walk this way!


and just posing

 
they get everywhere
 
 

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

just so awkwardly adorable! :)

Richard Pegler said...

How fabulous! I don't suppose I'll ever see a penguin in the wild. The whole post brought a smile to my face, but the last image rounded it off beautifully. Thank you.

Stewart M said...

I don't think its possible to look at a picture of a penguin without thinking about adding a caption!

Great birds!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Andrew Fulton said...

Brilliant birds to see...

mick said...

A great series of photos and wonderful to see them that close.

Karen said...

Another great series. Funny how penguins are often associated with ice and snow only.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I never thought of penguins having so much personality, I LOVE this posts. The little sad one just captured my heart.

Carletta said...

A fun post!
Who knew waddling could be so cute.
Beach buddies made me smile.

Carole M. said...

oh, they're a very beautiful penguin too; lovely photos Dave

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi What a wonderful post with fantastic photographs. Loved them.

eileeninmd said...

Adorable birds and photos!

JM said...

I've been there. What a place! Love the new blog header, gorgeous close-up!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're so cute! I started hearing Aerosmith's "Walk this way" in my head when I read your caption.

HansHB said...

Great post!

Esther Joy said...

Loved your photos! And that last picture of a sign. Very interesting post!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of penguin. Very cute.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Now if those are not just the absolute sweetest little guys I have seen this day...the little sad baby and so glad it cheered up...they are all absolutely wonderful Dave!

Phil Slade said...

What is it about penguins Dave whereby we humans always treat them as slightly comical yet they are a serious bird, threatened in,many cases? Love your shots.

Pat said...

So darn cute!

Faye said...

This is the closest I've ever been to penguins in the wild, Dave. And you captured such a range of development and "poses". I saw some young in New Zealand many years ago but not very close up. Thanks for this better view.

NatureFootstep said...

you have to love this little penguin. Så adorable. And I hope you checked under the car. :)

babsjeheron said...

Wonderful photos, and I love your running commentary in the captions.