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Rockhopper
11-FEB-2010 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Rockhopper

The photo of this guy is one of my favorites of 2010 because it was my very first, close up encounter with a wild Penguin during my Antarctica trip. We hiked to where they live high on the cliffs. I almost stepped on him hidden in the grass!

To learn more about Rockhopper Penguins http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/wildlife/penguins/rockhopper.shtml

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janescottcumming16-Feb-2011 14:49
Nice shot of this little guy. The colors are wonderful and I love that little tuft by his ear. ~V~
Patricia Kay15-Feb-2011 16:58
Excellent capture Liz...BV
Tom LeRoy15-Feb-2011 16:07
This really must have been a thrill! Fascinating shot!V!
CM Kwan15-Feb-2011 12:38
this is so lovely, Liz! V
Sofia Solomennikova15-Feb-2011 12:29
so he must be very small this cutie, that you almost stepped on him :) V
David Hobbs15-Feb-2011 11:25
Beautiful bird, a fine portrait, Liz. V
Sam Rua15-Feb-2011 02:20
Nice find and capture, Liz.
lou_rozensteins14-Feb-2011 22:34
Nice shot!
marie-jose wolff14-Feb-2011 21:13
lovely capture! V
Fong Lam14-Feb-2011 17:49
Excellent portrait of this penguin, love the colors and clarity.....V
Jim Coffman14-Feb-2011 13:49
A fine portrait,Liz!
an nguyen14-Feb-2011 13:18
Really pretty shot .
Stephanie14-Feb-2011 10:49
Oh, he's a real cutie pie!!!! BV
heather14-Feb-2011 07:39
Great shot and lovely colours Liz.V
Ceya14-Feb-2011 07:20
Sweet shot, sharp and well composed! V
soulis14-Feb-2011 05:19
Great! I saw them in the Boston aquarium. V.