The African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), also known as the Black-footed Penguin is a species of penguin, confined to southern African waters. It is known as Brilpikkewyn in Afrikaans,Inguza or Unombombiya in Xhosa, Manchot Du Cap in French and Pingüino Del Cabo inSpanish. It is also widely known as the "Jackass" Penguin for its donkey-like bray, although several species of South American penguins produce the same sound.
Before going to South Africa, I knew they had the penguins there... and I knew that I wanted to see them. Who doesn't love penguins? On our second full day in Cape Town, we took a tour of the peninsula. During that tour we stopped at Boulder Beach to see the Penguins. They were as cute as ever with lots of baby Penguins too.
I took a ton of pictures... in fact our tour guide, Jason, was watching me and said "Good thing you don't have a film camera, or else you would have taken a whole roll by now". Although he was being sarcastic, it was the truth. I told him if he had a camera like mine he would be doing the same thing. I told him to take a few pictures with my camera and it would change his world. He said he would add it to his Bucket List (which I think I made him start... I think that is my mission in life is to get everyone to have a Bucket List). Anyway... how can you not take pictures of these guys. They are so cute. I loved watching them. Out of all the pictures I took... these are the ones that I narrowed down to my favorites.