Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Boulders Beach


Cape Peninsula, South Africa

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19 comments:

holdingmoments said...

That's quite a group of Penguins there.

theconstantwalker said...

Love this photo. Never seen Penguins in the wild just at Chester Zoo. I have lived in Cheshire UK since the age of 2 but was born in South Africa. Thanks for showing me the birds I am missing.

Becky and Gary said...

I guess you don't think of Penguins as being in SA. Great group of them.
B.

Jacob said...

I wonder why they call that place "Boulder Beach"? ;-))

Lovely shot. What do you call a group of penguins like this: a herd? a covey? a clutch; a convention; oh, I know, the United States Congress! Heh, heh. That's not a very nice way to treat penguins -- I'm sure they are smarter than Congress!

Dixxe said...

How wonderful it must be to see these wonderful animals in the wilds and not in a zoo!! Terrific shot!

Hilke Breder said...

Spectacular landscape with those large boulder and the flock on penguins on the beach. What type of penguins are they@

Arija said...

What a lovely mix! Elephants sea bathing and penguins looking on from the beach. Nice shot.

Small City Scenes said...

What wonderful boulders. Did you and the Penguins climb on them? MB

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

lovely birds!! best regards

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Beautiful scenery and I just love the penguins in the foreground. Diane

Øyvind Buljo said...

Really nice landscape. I love the high contrast in your shots!

London Caller said...

Wow!
Those are jackass penguins, right?
I watch a lot of animal documentaries!!! Ha!

They live so close to urban area.

JM said...

@London Caller: Yes, it's the Jackass, also called African Penguin.

Stickup Artist said...

How fascinating. I only expected to ever see penguins in ice and snow! I always enjoy visiting a local reservoir where in winter the tourists are gone and the place is overrun with ducks. Their clamour and activity are riveting and amusing. I'm sure watching penguins must be just as enchanting!

Springman said...

Man I love your blog! It is just staggering the variety of great pictures you take. I am wondering how the Jackass penguin got it's name? I'll bet that's an interesting story.

mick said...

Beautiful photo of the beach and the penguins.

Jean said...

JM, All I can muster up to say is...WOW!

FrancescPhoto said...

Excellent shots!!! Salut!!

Francesc, Barcelona

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

Hilke Breder said...

Thanks for answering my question about the species. I recently saw an amazing program about the great African Penguin rescue after the break-up of an oil tanker near the coast in 2000.