Shadow of The Humboldt


From Wikipedia

The Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) (also termed Peruvian Penguin, or Patranca) is a South American penguin, that breeds in coastal Peru and Chile. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Magellanic Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. The penguin is named after the cold water current it swims in, which is itself named after Alexander von Humboldt, an explorer.

Humboldt Penguins are medium-sized penguins, growing to 56–70 cm (22–28 in) long and a weight of 3.6-5.9 kg (8-13 lbs).[2][3] They have a black head with a white border that runs from behind the eye, around the black ear-coverts and chin, and joins at the throat. They have blackish-grey upperparts and whitish underparts, with a black breast-band that extends down the flanks to the thigh. They have a fleshy-pink base to the bill. Juveniles have dark heads and no breast-band. They have spines on their tongue which they use to hold their prey.


Last holiday I was able to visit Indonesian Safari Park II, located on Prigen, East Java. Being a new father of one year old girl, I was eager to introduce her to the animal life, hoping that she would jumps with joy seeing those animals. But I was wrong (a very naive mistake ahaha). She is very young to understand about those animal. There are few animals that attracts her attention, but that’s because she has known them from her dolls collection, or saw them in a cartoon from youtube  … but the rest, she just want the milk hahaha. One of the animal is these penguins.


These images is taken from a dock under their pool. Processed with Darktable. Please use the image only for personal/non-commercial use. Otherwise, please contact me.



2 thoughts on “Shadow of The Humboldt

  1. Nice post. I found it while looking for inspiration to start one about my approach to processing some of my pictures. I use darktable quite often lately. RawTherapy looks powerful, but somehow its interface scared me a bit.

  2. Thanks for the comment. Until now I still don’t get how to the proper way to use RawTherapee (maybe because I don’t spent much time with it haha), and stick on Darktable. Hope you’ll find your inspiration soon ^^

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