Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Sleeping Penguin


Boulders Beach, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

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25 comments:

joo said...

It's so cute! I've never seen penguins in wild!

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

Oh I just love it to bits :) Diane

holdingmoments said...

Lovely shot. Such big feet too lol

Gary said...

We don't even have them and I like them!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Hilke Breder said...

I am always very partial to penguins, JM. I didn't know they slept upright. I guess they use their tail like a third leg. Nice shot!

mick said...

Great photo of the Penguin.

Small City Scenes said...

Awwww.....ain't he cute. MB

theconstantwalker said...

Is there a cuter bird to see on Earth? Lovely.

Springman said...

Sleep little Penguin, it is summertime. A great one JM. A penguin in the wild is sure outside of my experience. Lovely take! ;-)WBW

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

This is too funny. Do you know what happens if you wake a sleeping penquin? No? I don't either, but it's probably best not to leave sleeping penguins sit.

eileeninmd said...

Cool sighting, love the cute penquin.

Dave said...

Indeed a cute thing..... Looks like you have stumped most of us with this one JM..... We havent had the pleasure of seeing one in the wild

Well done mate

EG Wow said...

AWE! So cute. :)

Stickup Artist said...

I've never seen a penguin's "feet" before! They are most interesting both weblike and with talons. And they really have no legs, the feet just sprout out from underneath, hence the waddle. Great angle!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Glad I don't have to sleep standing up.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

these are most cute birds!! thank you for share us this impressive collections of you!! best regards

Muge said...

Very cute! :))

Robin Robinson said...

Wow! What an absolute darling! It makes me want to pick it up, cuddle it and carry it around like a baby. It brings out the slobbering mother in me. Great shot!

Pat said...

What a great capture of this adorable bird! Well-done!

Sondra said...

thats a sweet image!!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

It looks like you were inches away from the penguin when you took the picture. Amazing to discover things this close. It has web nails! They must use them to prevent from sliding on ice. Excellent photo!!!

Arija said...

Delightful! Just like our politicians when parliament sits ... only they do it sitting down.

Pat Ulrich said...

How cute! awesome shot!

Francisca said...

Looks like you walked right up to him, JM!

Marvin said...

Enjoyed your shot of the penguin.