Adorable Rockhopper Penguins Shower Just Like Us (Slideshow)

rockhopper penguins showering photo
Photo credit: William Burrard-Lucas

Known for their antics and tendency to make dramatic leaps from rock to rock, rockhopper penguins are always exciting to watch. When Will Burrard-Lucas went to the Falkland Islands to photograph the penguins, however, he saw something even more surprising than he expected.

Dozens of penguins gathered around a spring each day, taking turns bathing in the cold stream of water. The penguin shower was an incredible sight but it also provided an excellent example of the playful, intelligent nature of these Antarctic birds.

Adorable Rockhopper Penguins Shower Just Like Us Slideshow

Tags: Animals | Birds | Conservation


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