Tasmania: Blue Penguins

Every night penguins come ashore near Low Head in the northern Tasmania. They come to feed their babies that spend the days in the thorny bushes on the shore. These are Blue Penguins or Fairy Penguins as they are known in Australia. Although a large campaign to rename them into Little Penguins has been financed by the Australian gay community. And yes, these are the worlds smallest penguins. You get really really close to them, they almost walk over your feet, and little penguin chicks even climbed all over my sneakers