SMALL PENGUINS, BIG CITY

LITTLE PENGUIN

EUDYPTULA MINO

A few kilometres from the centre of Melbourne lives a colony of little (fairy) penguins – the world’s smallest penguin species. Every night after sunset, adults come home to nest, occasionally standing on top of the rocks, calling for their mate, preening, or simply watching the world go by.

St Kilda breakwater, St Kilda, Victoria

Nikon D750, Nikon 70–200mm f/2.8, 1/20, f/2.8, ISO 4500, Gitzo mountaineer tripod with a Really Right Stuff ball head, cable release

by Doug Gimesy