Rockhopper Penguin......... by jdmphotography


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
    jdmphotographyalmost 6 years ago


  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning detail in this shot:)

  • Thank you Marsbub for kind words ! ……..

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  • P3T3
    P3T3almost 6 years ago

    What a cheeky chap…why have their numbers declined?..Beautiful head shot.

  • Thanks Pete they have declined with climate change’ and man ! …….

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  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago
    excellent ..hes a cute little guy !
  • I agree he is a cute little guy thanks again Lu ! …….. (-;

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  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Buccialmost 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful and unusual looking penguin. I’ve never seen these before. Great shot and thanks again for all the informative details about this guy! :)

  • Your very welcome Nori and thank you again for such kind words ! ……… (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 6 years ago

    Sharp Head shot!

  • Nice one Rick thanks again !

    – jdmphotography

  • maxy
    maxyalmost 6 years ago

    Now this is a face of faces! Love the spiky plumage and spectacular detail!

  • Really wonderful comments Maxy thank you ! ………. (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlalmost 6 years ago

    Wow what a great shot….

  • Thanks so much again Stormy and a Wow is good enough for me ! …….. (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • Sarah Grace
    Sarah Gracealmost 6 years ago

    So cute. Love him! Looks like his beak has seen better days. =) Great shot!

  • That’s the way there beaks are I guess ! lol Wonderful comments Sarah thank you ! …….. (0;

    – jdmphotography

  • Mariann Rea
    Mariann Reaalmost 6 years ago

    Really cool hair! Excellent portrait! :)

  • Mariann thank you so much lovely comments ! Cool hair I agree lol

    – jdmphotography

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