Posted by: travelrat | July 23, 2017

Penguins at Bluff Cove

King Penguins 2

Falkland Islands: 7th February 2017

I had been wondering what the collective noun is for a group of penguins. I found that it differs. On land, it’s a colony, a huddle or a waddle; when they’re at sea, it’s a raft. And, I think they call the place where penguins gather, a ‘rookery’.

Anyway, we visited the ‘rookery’, and saw the colony, huddle or waddle and I took some video. Now, the thing is, they didn’t waddle very much, and I wondered later if it was a really good thing to video something static. After all, the main purpose of video is to capture motion; if your subject isn’t moving, you may as well take still pictures.

Music: ‘Bushwick Tarantella’ by Kevin MacLeod (
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  1. This is amazing, I would love to see them in the wild. Were they ok with you guys being so close?

    • Did you see the ring of triangular flags in the video? They asked us to stay outside the ring, & there were rangers in attendance to see that we did. Didn’t seem to disturb them any; I’d suggest that, if they saw us as a threat, they’d be off.

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