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San Bartholome, Galapagos Islands


Make Nikon F90
Lens SIGMA mirror lens 600 mm f/8   at 600 mm
Exposure not available  
Image size 572 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Sphenisciformes   Family  Spheniscidae

Deutsch  Galapagospinguin Dutch  Galapagospinguin
Italian  Pinguino delle Galapagos Spanish  Pingüino de las Galápagos


The Galapagos Penguin is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is the only penguin that lives north of the equator in the wild and it is the second smallest species of penguin. It can survive due to the cool temperatures resulting from the Humboldt Current and cool waters from great depths brought up by the Cromwell Current. It occurs primarily on Fernandina Island and the west coast of Isabella Island. The population of about 1500 individuals (in 2004) is considered endangered, making it the rarest penguin species.

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Galapagos Penguin
Spheniscus mendiculus
Manchot des Galapagos

Jean-Michel PAULUS