Title:
Comfort
Photographer:
Amanda Thomson
Age Group:
Over 18s
Region:
Americas
Country:
Falkland Islands
Nature’s Assets
Camera Used:
Canon EOS 450D
Image caption:

Rock hopper Penguins on Sealion Island - One of the outlying Islands of the Falklands.

To me, the image shows the beauty of this magnificent sea bird during it's breeding cycle.

Ungainly on land, seemingly grumpy and petulant, they hop from cropping to cropping on their way back to sea - where they sore like the bird they are. The sea cares for and nourishes these birds, reminding us that without the cradle of the ocean, so many of the creatures we marvel at on land, simply couldn't survive.

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