Friday, August 27, 2010

Photo- Finish Friday -- My First Penguins


Hunkering down with the Gentoos in the Falkland Islands in 2009.
This was my first time seeing penguins in the wild.

18 comments:

Tabor said...

Wow...so very very cool. I would love to have done this.

messymimi said...

Another thing for my someday list. Thanks for sharing this.

Leah J. Utas said...

Tabor, it was the coolest. I hope you still can someday.

Messymimi,you're welcome. They're loud and they stink and I just love them.

the Bag Lady said...

I love penguins - they are so cute.

Great photo, cousin!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Cousin.

bunnygirl said...

How totally cool! I'd love to meet some penguins someday.

Reb said...

I love that you got so close. The one laying down a bit in front of you is funny.

Leah J. Utas said...

Bunnygirl, I hope that day comes soon.

Reb, it was great. I must have stumbled on the sacred penguin morning nap ritual.

David Cranmer said...

That would be a great experience.

Nancy said...

I love them! Especially how the male protects the eggs.

Leah J. Utas said...

David, it was.

Nancy, we could learn a lot.

CherylK said...

The only penguins I've ever had the pleasure of seeing have been in zoos! Wow, you must have been over the moon! Great pictures.

(They stink, huh?...well, so do lots of other animals that aren't nearly as interesting.)

Writing Without Periods! said...

There is something about these birds that I just love...they are so cute.
Mary

Leah J. Utas said...

CherylK, I was. It was the best.

Mary, they're cute and well-dressed.

Hilary said...

Each time you post photos of these lovely critters I'm struck by just how special it would be to encounter them in the wild like that. I'm so glad for you that you were able to enjoy them.

Leah J. Utas said...

It truly was, Hilary. The camera does not do them justice.

David Barber said...

Sorry Leah. Missed this on the blog reel. Great photo! Seeing animals where they should be seen is always a buzz. Nice one!

Regards, David.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, David. It's always a thrill to see animals in the wild.