22 July 2009
I took one of my classes to the New England Aquarium today. I am always enamored with the penguins, especially the Little Blues (eudyptula minor).
When I was in Australia I had the incredible opportunity to go to Phillip Island, where a large colony of Blue Fairy Penguins live. At sunset you sit on the beach on the Summerland Pennisula and watch the penguins make their way home. They nest up to a mile inland and every night they return from the sea by the hundreds. It was extraordinary.
And they really are blue.
Blue Penguin sketchbook page copyright Kate Castelli 2009