22 July 2009

Blue Penguins

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

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