Friday, April 11, 2014

Meet the Galapagos Penguin

A contradiction in reality, finding a Penguin on equator seems like a fantasy. Due to the chilly Humboldt Current, and the Cromwell Current these birds in tuxedos have found a unique home.
Found primarily along the volcanic rocky shores of the islands of Fernandina, and Isabela, these small penguins are an elegant addition to the rough terrain.


Enjoying the warmth of the sun, the Galapagos Penguins dive into the cool waters to enjoy small schooling fish like sardines and mullet.


These penguins are endangered with about 1,000 breeding pairs in the world. Considered the rarest penguin species, their survival is even more challenging during “El Nino” years.
One can actually swim with these penguins when snorkeling in Punta Vicente Roca or Tagus on Isabela Island.



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