Thank you, Great Penguins, thank you


When I visited SeaWorld yesterday, I saw this Magellanic Penguin:

Magellanic Penguin at SeaWorld San Diego

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

He sat like that for 15 minutes, probably longer, but I had to leave.

It wasn’t until I was leaving that I realized that Penguin was praying to the Great Penguins pictured on the Great Penguin Wall:

Great Penguin Wall at SeaWorld San Diego

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Dear Great Penguins:

Thank you for making sure that I was born at SeaWorld San Diego so that I don’t have to worry about being eaten by those sharks in the wild that I hear so much about, and for the great medical care I get here, and for the delicious food, and for not having to scrounge around searching for food while those sharks are searching for me. Thank you, Great Penguins, thank you! Amen.

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9 thoughts on “Thank you, Great Penguins, thank you

  1. LAMarcom

    When I was in the Nav in San Dog, (Late 1980’s) my GF’s parents bought “The Family” a one-year pass to SeaWorld. I cared not for Sea World, but my GF loved it. (I don’t much care for Zoos either), but I went merrily along.
    Then, I just could not take it anymore.
    Guess they shoulda asked me first if I wanted to spend my time (and their dime) at Sea World.
    So, I went to bars instead.
    The flora and fauna were much more familiar (and free). And suited me.
    I love your photos though.


  2. laurie27wsmith

    I worked with a man who spent a year in Antarctica working at the Australian camp. He told me that every Thursday the emperor penguins would have a tour of the accommodation. The head penguin would waddle into each room, go, ‘Ack, ack, ack,’ confer with his companions and waddle to the next room. I don’t think he was taking the mickey out of me but it sounded genuine.



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