The penguins of Melbourne

  • Photographer
    Doug Gimesy
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Date of Photograph
    13th December r 2017

At the end of St.Kilda pier, and just a few kilometres from the city centre of Melbourne, lives a colony of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) - the smallest of the worlds penguin species. Every night sometime after sunset, the adults of the colony will come home to nest. 

Occassionally a few can be found standing on the top of the rocks, calling for their mate, drying themselves, or simply watching the world from a different perspective - above the water. 
 To capture this image took me about 30 hours of field time in the middle of the night, starting about 10pm once the summer sun had fully set.

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