Penguin Criminals

I’m well known for my paintings of penguins so it won’t be a surprise to see today’s blog post is about… penguins.

Gentoo penguinsWhen I was in the Falklands I saw Gentoo penguins with nests made from either pebbles or foliage. Some of the penguins were incorrigible thieves, stealing pebbles from their neighbours’ nests to improve their own.

Today I found this fabulous footage of an Adelie penguin doing exactly the same thing. It was filmed in Antarctica for the BBC Frozen Planet series.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15305506

No doubt about it – penguins get my vote for “birds most likely to make you laugh out loud”.

 

 

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About Jackie Garner

Wildlife artist.
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