I had a wonderful expedition to the Galapagos and one of the highlights was being able to photograph the Galapagos Penguin. We saw them a couple of times and as with all bird photography, I could not always get a photograph. We came upon about 6 of them hanging out and mostly napping and that’s how I managed these shots.

Collective Noun

Penguins may be diminutive, but they surely rule the collective noun world!! I was able to find 16 collective nouns for penguins. Some of them (as always) are boring, but I love a formality, a waddle and a tobaganning! Which is your favorite?

  • a colony of
  • a creche of
  • a formality of
  • a huddle of
  • an icing of
  • a march of
  • a muster of
  • a parade of
  • a parcel of
  • a pride of
  • a raft (in water) of
  • a rookery of
  • a shiver of
  • a toboganning of
  • a town of
  • a waddle of

In case you were curious:

  • the third smallest species of penguin
  • it lives further north than any other penguin species
  • was put on the endangered species list in 1970. As of 2010, there were as few as 1,000 pairs in the wild.

Penguin Gallery from the Galapagos


Penguin Portfolio and Prints

You can see all of my penguin images and order prints…HERE.