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Galapagos Penguin

Spheniscus mendiculus


This penguin is cleaning its feathers before jumping back into the cold water (see video).


The Galapagos Penguin is found exclusively in the Galapagos. They are able to live in this tropical region due to upwelling of cold water originating from the Humboldt and Cromwell Currents.

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Parroquia Bella Vista, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 6, 2013

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