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Humboldt penguins are named after the cold Humboldt current which flows along the coast of North and South America.

These penguins are one of the most timid species of penguins.

Humboldts often get tangled in fishing nets, or their eggs get trampled by guano harvesters.

Humboldt penguins have a gland which enables them to drink salt water in addition to fresh water; the gland concentrates excess salt which then dribbles down the bill.

When food is scarce the parents feed only the larger chick and the smaller chick quickly starves.


  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 6 years ago


  • Northof40
    Northof40over 6 years ago

    Very cool looking Penguin…. Nice work my friend

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 6 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 6 years ago

    awwww I love penguins ..hes adorable !

  • digitalmidge
    digitalmidgeover 6 years ago

    Wow, lovely photo, what a beautiful birdie… very nice entire scene you captured..;-)

  • mousesuzy
    mousesuzyover 6 years ago

    Does my bum look big in this?
    Great fun picture.

  • Avril Brand
    Avril Brandover 6 years ago

    Lovely photo. Penguins are so cute. No stiff neck for this one!

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 6 years ago

    great shot

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 6 years ago


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