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Random Travel Images: Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach, South Africa

Boulders Beach, South Africa

It isn’t difficult to understand why this is called Boulders Beach. Rocks like these are everywhere. But it is the colony of jackass penguins that seem to hold everyone’s fascination.

Penguins at Boulders Beach, South Africa

Penguins at Boulders Beach, South Africa

The colony has grown from two breeding pairs in 1982 to nearly 3,000. What’s most interesting and surprising is the braying sound they make. You’d swear there were some jackasses around.


  1. totsymae1011

    Beautiful and even the penguins. I know they can drive you crazy but they make for great photos here. When I was in elementary, I rode the city bus to school, as I was out of district and on the downlow with it. Anyway, there used to be a gang of them and I was quite intimidated by them. They were some bold little jokers but hey, gotta love nature.

    Those rocks, now if the pigeons weren’t there, I could just lie on those cool rocks for a good minute and watch the beach. Odd thing about me and water, I like beaches but I think it’s because I like burying my feet in the sand.
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  2. I love the name they gave them… Poor penguins… Those boulders look lethal 🙂
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  3. Like!

  4. Thanks, Narelle!

  5. Actually, Elizabeth, if you hear them you’d be expecting to see some donkeys around. But none to be seen, only the penguins. Yes, don’t they?

  6. Glad you like this, Totsy, especially I know about you and water. It is odd that you like beaches but not water. We’ll have to chat about that sometime, or maybe you could write something about it?