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Humboldt Penguins at Brookfield Zoo

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 July 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Taken from the Brookfield Zoo website:

The Living Coast, which recreates the west coast of South America, is home to about 30 Humboldt penguins. Brookfield Zoo is the headquarters for the coordinator of the Humboldt penguin Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSPs are cooperative breeding, education, and conservation programs between North American zoos. One goal of the Humboldt penguin SSP is to make sure that their populations in zoos is genetically healthy---that there are enough animals from different families around to breed with each other. The SSP coordinator monitors the health of the entire captive population, and makes recommendations to zoos about pairing birds for mating.

Photo taken May 10, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 100 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very nice shot

30 Jul 2010 5:26am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

30 Jul 2010 5:49am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

30 Jul 2010 5:57am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Nice duo ! I lke the details here ! Have a great day Steven :)

30 Jul 2010 7:59am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.. they are great.

30 Jul 2010 8:08am

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

thank you !! I really love this photo and the info too!!

love Iris

30 Jul 2010 9:48am

Marie LC from France

Inhabitual and fantastic !

30 Jul 2010 9:49am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

What a wonderful bird, so amazing, love the feeling of this photo.

30 Jul 2010 11:28am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful guys, or wife and husband ;))

30 Jul 2010 1:26pm

Michael Rawluk from Canada

They have nice jewelry :-)

30 Jul 2010 3:25pm

Landy from Miami, United States

Siempre me han gustado estos pillos de pinguinos, jajaaja buena captura, saludos

30 Jul 2010 4:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful creatures! I hope they survive and thrive. Thanks for the photo and information.

30 Jul 2010 4:17pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

interstin' seen :)

30 Jul 2010 8:28pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I have been gone most of the day and just got in and picked up on my blogwatch and I saw this and noticed that nobody has mentioned "Happy Feet" yet?!? Look at this guy's feet - he is totally dancing!! I love your treatment Steven. That really does a superb job of bringing out the markings and colorings. The contrasts (my favorite elemnet) are outstanding..and by God, I just LOVE penguins, what can I say?
Seriously this is really great Sir :-)

30 Jul 2010 9:11pm

@Denny Jump Photo: It definitely caught my eye after hoping and praying that they would crawl out of their cubbyholes in the background. :-)

Antoine from France

Superb capture. Colours are very beautiful. Have a lovely week-end Steven.

30 Jul 2010 9:42pm

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

whehehe okay!! we only say goodbye summer to this plant!! thank you for your comment I learn a lot from it!!

love Iris

30 Jul 2010 9:43pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

have always liked them dunno why :)

31 Jul 2010 2:22am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific. Well done!

31 Jul 2010 2:33am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Oh my!! Too wonderful! Perfect image of these two.

31 Jul 2010 3:56am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Excellent shot and composition!

31 Jul 2010 1:41pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Funny guys, a pleasing shot!

2 Aug 2010 7:26pm