This Fairy Penguin (Eudyptula minor) was in the Sanctuary on Granite Island, Victor Harbor, South Australia.
The Sanctuary is a safe place for ill, injured and lost penguins. They rest, recover and are then released back to the wild.
The Fairy Penguin is the smallest species of penguin (and the only one to breed) in Australia.
I am very excited to announce that this photo won the People’s Choice Award in the Hello Fleurieu 2012 Calendar competition. I won $300 and the photo will be published in the calendar!
camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1
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