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Rockhopper Penguin

This species of penguin occurs in subantarctic waters of the western Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as around the southern coasts of South America.

The Southern Rockhopper Penguin is classified as Vulnerable species by the IUCN. Its population has declined by about one-third in the last thirty years.

Their common name refers to the fact that unlike many other penguins which negotiate obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, Rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks.


  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 6 years ago


  • Yool
    Yoolover 6 years ago

    Awwww….this is such a funny bird looks like a hippie….beautyful capture!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 6 years ago

    lol hes a punker !!! sweetttttttt !

  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Jennifer Darrow
    Jennifer Darrowover 6 years ago
  • babybird1937
    babybird1937over 6 years ago

    Such a cutie. Great captureIDM. This penquin is different from any that I have seen.

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    Great capture

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 6 years ago

    great shot

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