The African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), also known as the Black-footed Penguin, is found on the south-western coast of Africa, living in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with the largest colony on Dyer Island, near Kleinbaai. It is the only penguin species that breeds in Africa.
Two colonies were established by penguins in the 1980s on the mainland near Cape Town at Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town and Stony Point in Betty’s Bay.
This was taken at Simon’s Town, South Africa.
Canon 40D with Sigma 50-500mm lens
Of the 1.5-million African Penguin population estimated in 1910, only some 10% remained at the end of the 20th-century. The uncontrolled harvesting of penguin eggs as a source of food, disruption of habitat by guano scraping, nearly drove the species to extinction.
They are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Redlist
(info from Wikipedia)