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African Penguins
(Spheniscus demersus)

Order: Sphenisciformes
Family: Spheniscidae

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Cape Town 2013

Head shot

penguin
African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
aka Jackass or Black-footed penguin
Boulder Beach
Simon Town
April 14, 2013

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Penguin on the rocks

penguin
Boulder Beach
April 21, 2013

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What do they mean by "a penguin suit"?

penguin
Boulder Beach
April 21, 2013

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Colony

penguin
Boulder Beach
April 21, 2013

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Closely guarded egg

penguin egg
Boulder Beach
April 21, 2013

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Cracked egg

cracked penguin egg
I initially thought this was a hatched egg, but there appears to still be something inside, so the reality may be something more misfortunate.
Mongoose?? - We saw several wandering among the nests.
Boulder Beach
April 21, 2013

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Two juveniles

penguin
Boulder Beach
April 21, 2013

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Tracking the African penguin

penguin tracks
Boulder Beach
April 21, 2013

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Penguin food

krill
Boulder Beach
April 21, 2013

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Curious about evolution

penguin and darwin
African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
aka Jackass or Black-footed penguin
Boulder Beach
April 14, 2013

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Who knew penguins could go so fast??

penguin crossing
Simon's Town
April 14, 2013

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Boulders Beach 2016

Penguins mating

African penguins
Boulders Beach
March 13, 2016
Canon Rebel 7dmark2

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Betty's Bay

Never look back?

african penguin

Betty's Bay
May, 2013

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Sheltered existence

african penguin

Betty's Bay
The penguins are assisted by the use of artificial shelters
May, 2013

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Emergence

african penguin

Betty's Bay
May, 2013

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Betty's Bay 2016

Penguins

Penguin swimming

penguins
African penguin ()
Betty's Bay
March 8, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Checking me out

penguins
Betty's Bay
March 8, 2016
Olympus Tough TG4

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Penguin formal

penguin
Betty's Bay, RSA
March 8, 2016
Olympus Tough TG4

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Look, I'm an airplane

penguin
Betty's Bay
March 8, 2016
Olympus Tough TG4

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I can fly

penguin
Betty's Bay
March 8, 2016
Olympus Tough TG4

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Penguins at risk

penguins
Betty's Bay
March 8, 2016
Olympus Tough TG4

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Penguin swimming

penguins
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
Penguin rehabilitation project
March 9, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Giant penguin

penguins
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
Penguin rehabilitation project
March 9, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Playful penguins

playful penguins
from Woolworth's
April 29, 2013

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Created: April 21, 2013 (from ibis.html)
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