Simonstown, South Africa

This adorable little African penguin between the two rocks ‘welcomes you.’ It is almost as if he is welcoming guests into his home. That is a perfect example of how entertaining African penguins can be.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 11 September, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Exposure time: 1/60s
  • ISO: 500
  • Focal Length: 110mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 3264 by 2368 pixels (WxH).

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That adorable little African penguin between the two rocks welcomes you. It is almost as if he is welcoming guests into his home that he is proud if. That is a perfect example of how entertaining African penguins can be, and you cannot help but smile and laugh at these humorous little creatures. The rocks are darker in complexion at the bottom due to the water covering it when the tide is high.

One location for African penguins is the Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, Western Cape. That beach is an ideal tourist destination because of the colony of penguins that have settled here since 1982. It is also a quaint little seaside town, and the beach is sheltered from the harsh Cape winds. The colony started with just two breeding pairs, and since then, it has grown around 3000% in numbers. These African penguins we all love and are part of the locals in the Western Cape.

Did you know that because of their donkey-like braying call, their name was before Jackass Penguin?

The African penguin, Spheniscus demersus, is endangered on the IUCN red list.

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