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Penguins at Boulder Bay South Africa

This week's Photohunt theme is Mostly Black. This was hard - especially hard to come up at the last minute. But my husband suggested an animal picture and I found these mostly black penguins. They are African penguins at Boulders Beach near Simon's Town in the Western Cape region of South Africa. It is one of the few places you can get up close to penguins. As you can see below - it is a favorite of the tourists.

Have a great weekend.

Penguins at Boulder Bay South Africa

Penguins at Boulder Bay South Africa

Comments (19)


Hi Marta --

There doesn't seem to be *too* many tourists on that scene. So... would you recommend a visit to Cape Town? One hears so much about the high crime rate (in South Africa in general) but OTOH, one also hears that people do tend to exaggerate about it.

great shots of the penguins and perfect for the theme. The composition is great and colours are brilliant.

Delightful. Penquins always bring a smile to my face. Great choice for this week's theme.

YTSL - I would definitely recommend Cape Town and the Western Cape region. We did a self-tour 4 week trip in SA and Namibia and had absolutely no problems. We drove for most of the time also. You do need to be aware and we did not drive or walk after dark in Cape Town (took taxis). So if you use common sense - I would not expect any problems.

Those penguins are looking quite dapper as they 'pose' for the tourists. Great shot for this weeks theme :)

Mostly Black

Those guys are adorable. When I saw the theme I wondered which of the various creatures your been up close with over the years would grace your blog. Good selection here.

Have a great weekend.

Those penguins look so cute! Love to see them walking on the sands! Great fun shots!


What adorable penguins and I can see how they would really draw a crowd. Very nice indeed!
Mostly Black


Love the 2nd photo - looks like they are having fun playing in the water!

Ha. Penguins always make me smile.

I love these shots of the penguins. What a fun choice. They must have been great to watch.

What charming little fellows. What's not to love about penguins!

Hi Marta,
What cute little guys! I've visited some colonies of Fairy Penguins here in Australia, but it has been at night with the use of red spotlights. I hope to one day be able to see them entering or exiting the water at daylight/sunset.

I love these. I'd love to get close to penguins too!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, ooh these penguins are so cute. Great choice for this week's theme. I love how you shot them going in . . . then running out of the water. :) Excellent!

Oh these are SO cute! Perfect!


The most adorable mostly black ones!!

I really love your take on the theme "mostly black"! How close could you get to them or did you use a long lens? Cool photos!

There was a boardwalk that took you out through their rookery. You could see them pretty close to where they were nesting higher up on the shore - close enough that it was pretty stinky. The last picture is at the end of the walk so I did have to take the surf pictures with the telephoto.

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