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 the pink color around its eyebrows, it looks furious as if it quarreled with another penguin. 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 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 mighty 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.
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 as stock photos and photo wall art prints.