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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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Spring White House Garden Tour

Written by , Posted in Canon 7D, Washington DC

A couple years back I took the fall White House Garden Tour.  The spring tour was much better, if I had to compare the two, because the weather was gorgeous.

White House 2014 Spring Garden Tour - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / IMG_7296-edit1

The President’s podium in the Rose Garden.White House 2014 Spring Garden Tour - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / IMG_7294

White House 2014 Spring Garden Tour - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / IMG_7287

White House fountain with the Washington Monument in the background.White House 2014 Spring Garden Tour - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / IMG_7301

The First Lady’s garden.White House 2014 Spring Garden Tour - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / IMG_7310

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