Penguin Watching

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If you have tired of lazing on hot sandy beaches for fear of sunburn or worse, and have seen lions and giraffes in safari parks you may wonder what other kind of holiday you could choose this year. Well there is a whole as yet relatively unexplored world to see and marvel at and that is the home of penguins in various beautiful and magnificent parts of the world.

Penguins are eternally fascinating to watch since they seem to have such personalities and we can almost see human traits in some of their habits. Their wandering gait with feet splayed is reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin and they seem to delight in having fun on the ice, slithering down slopes like Eddie the Eagle and yet once in the water they surpass any human Olympic swimmer with their speed and quickness of turn.

Penguin Watching

Rather than take the kids to the artificial world of Disneyland why not take a holiday where nature is still king while such places still exist? You can get superb trips to see penguins arranged by certain specialist companies who have the experience to show you up close the wonderful world of the penguin. Contrary to popular belief penguins are not found only in the frozen wastes of Antartica and there are many to be seen by taking an educational and exciting trip to slightly less southern shores in South America, South Africa, or Australia.