June 2, 2011

Adorable brown swirls on the pictures...

... of penguins.

12 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

Aerial shots reveal things you would have a hard time seeing on the ground.

Triangle Man said...

I remember visiting the penguin colonies of south Georgia with my family as a kid. We would stop by Valdosta for ice cream on the way home.

Pogo said...

Penguins are racist.

BJM said...

I love the last photo of a male penguin protecting the female from another male..."Back off Bud!"

edutcher said...

And every one of those penguin hens(?) expects the father to stand there like a lox until the egg drops.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

I've been a penguin fanatic ever since the teacher read Mr. Popper's Penguins back in second grade. (The movie is out June 17, by the way. Looks like they pretty much rewrote the story from scratch; but it still has penguins!) So any news story with penguins is a good news story in my opinion. They make such a perfect Ugly Duckling metaphor, but real: they're clumsy and awkward on land; but get them in their element in the water, and they're graceful and fast.

XWL said...

"Aerial shots reveal things you would have a hard time seeing on the ground."

Yeah, but from a plane you wouldn't get to experience all the odor and ordure that a mass that large of fish eating fowl makes.

Speaking of ordure, I think South Georgia Island would make a wonderful home for the United Nations...

Lem said...

Best Weiner defence yet.

Now says stolen NASA aerial pics were manipulated to look like his wiener and released on the wild wild web ;)

Coketown said...
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Penny said...

"They make such a perfect Ugly Duckling metaphor, but real: they're clumsy and awkward on land;..."

Interesting, Martin. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder yet again. I find them to be an elegant lot.

Tibore said...
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Tibore said...

BJM said...
I love the last photo of a male penguin protecting the female from another male..."Back off Bud!"


Yeah, I know! When I saw it, I just had to have fun with it:

Penguin Prick

;)

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