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African Penguin at Boulders Beach, South Africa #RenelinSouthAfrica

Written by , Posted in Africa & Middle East, Animals, Canon 7D, Cape Town, Penguin, South Africa, Travel

I’m still editing photos from my recent trip to South Africa.  In the meantime please enjoy this little guy from the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

This sheltered penguin colony, located between Simon’s Town and Cape Point, was started in 1982 with just two breeding pairs.  The African penguin is listed in the Red Data Book as an endangered species.  They were previously called Jackass Penguin because of their donkey-like braying call.  Some South American penguins also produce the same sound so they were renamed African penguins.  According to the park’s brochure,

“Of the 1.5 million African penguin population estimated in 1910, only some 10% remained at the end of the 20th century.  The uncontrolled harvesting of penguin eggs (as a source of food), and guano scraping, nearly drove the species to extinction.”

Boulders African penguin - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / IMG_7427

African penguin at Boulders Beach colony, South Africa

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Wishing I was still on vacation

Written by , Posted in Bahamas, Caribbean, Nassau, Sony NEX-7

This photo reminds me of my cruise when I was completely disconnected from social media and for the most part the outside world.  I had my camera with me but really didn’t take many photos.  I’m realizing sometimes is okay to just be in the moment and not go into photographer mood.  All I cared about was ice cream cones, and as my shirt says, catching some rays.

Renel in the Bahamas - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / DSC00162edit.jpg

I’m posting this photo because my mom is actually smiling.  She never smiles in photos, and in her own words “I take bad pictures.”  We’re with our main dining room waitress Jackielyn.

Me and mom cruising - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / DSC00224.jpg

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