global travel shot: cape town’s african penguins

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The company of nature never disappoints.

Boulders is a sheltered cove with unspoiled beaches, 540 million year old granite boulders, and a thriving colony of African Penguins in South Africa’s Cape Peninsula. Starting off with just two breeding pairs in 1983, the colony now numbers about 3,000. The birds are monogamous and listed as a vulnerable species; the lifelong partners take turns to incubate their eggs and feed their young. Humans, I guess, can learn a lesson or two from them on loyalty and gender equality. 🙂 Continue reading