St Croix Island #2 – Penguins

St Croix Island rises out of the sea like a large rock and looks like a very inhospitable place, but it boasts the largest colony of African penguins in Southern Africa.

Wherever you look on the island there are groups of penguins. They are increasingly coming under pressure, as the fishing trawlers have depleted the area of fish. Recent sudies have shown that they travel up to 155 kms to find food. That is a long swim by any standard.

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  1. Kris

    Yet another couple of spectacular shots!

  2. Lisa Wilson

    All I can say is WOW!! I fell in love with the penguin photo! I’ve only seen penguins in the zoo.

  3. Firefly

    It is amazing to think that we have the biggest breeding colony of African Penguins in the world right here on our doorstep, yet you never see penguins on our beaches. Just another feather in our nature cap.