Galapagos Penguin

The Galapagos Islands are home to the only species of penguin that can survive in the equatorial region. The penguins probably followed the cold, nutrient-rich Humboldt Current that swept up from the Antarctic, arriving 2 million years ago to a very unfamiliar land. Unsurprisingly, the penguins are prone to sunburn so they shade their feet with their flippers and take regular cooling dips in the cold surrounding waters. The surrounding waters are teeming with fish and these penguins are magnificent fishermen.