A St Kilda home for Little Blue penguins

As the sun sets over the breakwater at the end of St Kilda pier, Little Blue penguins begin to come out of hiding.

penguin_sundown

Little Blues are the smallest members of the penguin famly. The 400-meter St Kilda breakwater is home to a colony of over 1000 of the protected species. Every evening the penguins return to their nests after a day foraging for food at sea.

penguin_pier

With their deep blue markings, the tiny seabirds blend well into the breakwater’s rocky crevasses.

penguin_bw

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s