Penguin footprints by outflow pipe west end of Ngamotu Beach
Tracks went straight up and straight down.
This penguin swam by me while snorkeling, passing by quite fast. You can clearly see the band of black down that runs along the outside of its white chest.
2 penguins swimming and playing around an anchored boat close to shore.
A flock of Galapagos Penguins were gathered on this lava island, occasionally diving into the water and resurfacing seconds later. They are known to hunt cooperatively, so it makes sense that they would flock together. I spotted around 10 total individuals and two juveniles, which can be distinguished by their light brown plumage.
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.