Simon’s Town is famous for the penguin colonies that have settled there, particularly at Boulders Beach. Recently, one photographer gave the curious a glimpse of what it’s like to experience the joy of watching nature’s tuxedo cadets (the penguins) and spoiler alert: there are some penguin chicks to be seen.
There’s also a wealth of bird-life in the region, and we’ve included some snaps of the birds enjoying the high-life.
For context, the lady behind the lens, San Dee Williams, expresses that the penguin photos were zoomed in 60 times, meaning that they were not disturbed.
Take a look at the African rock penguins and their chicks!
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Don’t worry, just waddle.
A chic chick.
Snuggles – chick style.
“Always got your back mate.”
“Alright, what’s going on here?”
“As long as you get my good side.”
The cutest duo in South Africa.
Just a love bite.
But wait, there are more birds on the scene to be seen.
King of the Rock: A Heron enjoys his kingdom, but his expression tells that it’s lonely at the top sometimes.
Snacking – starling style.
“Well I can fit more treats in my beak,” confirmed the red-winged starling.
Meanwhile, a Cape robin-chat was caught on the lookout. The unsung hero of the community.
As for the photographer, San Dee says she’s never had a photography lesson in her life, and just loves nature. A tiny little camera on a Canadian excursion led this Capetonian to fall in love with the beauty of her various surroundings, and full-circled right back to the Cape where she capture’s natures loves, big and small, for all to appreciate.
Pictures: San Dee Williams