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Baby South African Penguin Moulting by Carole-Anne

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Baby South African Penguin moulting in the colony of African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) also known as the black footed penguin, on the sand at Boulder Beach.
Canon EOS, zoom lens.
(Featured in The World as we See it, or as we Missed it.)
Before the penguins can take up an adult life and go swimming to feed, the babies spend 2-3 weeks moulting. During this time as their adult plumage takes over from their baby fluff they look terribly bedraggled and sad.
This colony started up on Boulder Beach about 30 years ago, when a couple of pairs of South African Penguins arrived. Since that time they have multiplied. They have set up house in an urban area, and many of them choose to build thier nests in people’s gardens, under outside stairs and the like. Some people welcome them, but as with any wildlife in urban areas some people find them noisy and messy and wish they would go away. The penguins have, however, brought many international tourists to the area and on one of the beaches viewing platforms have been built to accommodate visitora and protect the penguins. Never-the-less many of the penguins still visit the local swimming beaches and trot up the sand betrween sun-bathers to make their way to their urban nest-sites.

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work

  • Thank you Larry

    – Carole-Anne

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – Carole-Anne

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    27 June 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you Konstantinos

    – Carole-Anne

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    27 June 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you Konstantinos

    – Carole-Anne

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    A stunning capture Carole-Anne!

  • Thank you Magaret

    – Carole-Anne

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Magaret

    – Carole-Anne

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 2 years ago

    Please consider entering this challenge, thanks so much!

  • Thank you Elizabeth

    – Carole-Anne

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 2 years ago

    12 March 2013.

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  • Thank you Elizabeth

    – Carole-Anne

  • Keala
    Keala6 months ago


    What a cutie!

  • Thank you Keala

    – Carole-Anne

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...6 months ago

    June 18-22, 2014: Featured in June Permanent Feature Gallery

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    – Carole-Anne

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