Simonstown, South Africa

Funny African Penguin walks in the water back to the beach. You see the bird from the front, while water splashes in front of its feet. It has its wings slightly spread. Behind it is another penguin cleaning itself.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 16 April, 2021

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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/9
  • Exposure time: 1/2000s
  • ISO: 400
  • Focal Length: 160mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 2754 by 3264 pixels (WxH).

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As the penguin walks in the water, it looks as if it is stomping its feet. Indeed another amusing bird photograph of a penguin that is endemic to Southern Africa. Due to its pink color around its eyebrows, it looks furious as if it quarreled with another penguin. The one wing is slightly ahead, while the other is somewhat behind. That adds to the impression further that it is storming up that beach like it’s really angry. The penguin in the back is high-tailing it out of there because it can’t deal with its friend’s mood at the moment! Happy or not, but waddling funny on the beach.

Penguins swim to about 20 meters / 65 feet deep in the search for food. However, some species we know can dive to 30 meters / 98 feet deep. This African penguin species can hold its breath for around 2 – 3 minutes. The might Emperor penguin can hold its breath for an incredible 20 minutes. Their lifespan ranges from 10 – 15 years in the wild. Unfortunately, many do not reach their full lifespan potential, and their populations have been steadily decreasing.

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

Please, explore more of our wildlife photographs in our African penguin portfolio that have a resemblance to the ‘African Penguin Walks In Water.’ Our penguin photographs are for sale of license and photo prints.

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1 comment for African Penguin Walks In Water

  1. Olivier

    Nicely captured… I love how the water splashes up from the Penguin’s feet.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      The funny animals in South Africa. They always give people a smile on their faces. Thanks so much, Olivier.

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