Browse our South African Penguin photographs collection, which shows the animals in their natural habitat. The funny flightless birds always smile at us. Can they really not fly? This portfolio includes humorous, unusual photographs of these cute birds. Jumping over gaps in large boulders, or welcoming you to enter a passage between two large rocks and posing just for you.

There are no photos proofing that these birds can fly. It only looks like that underwater. Indeed, such a streamlined body makes penguins fast swimmers of all bird species. They are swimming at about 35 kilometers / 22 miles fast. That is pretty quick for a bird. Especially when catching the food, they need to be fast. They are carnivores, eating a variety of marine mammals. Furthermore, their eyes work underwater much better as out of the water. Of course, they need to spot their prey also in cloudy or murky water. In our photographs of the South African penguins in their habitat, you can purchase a license or wall art prints.