Photographer and filmmaker Morgan Maassen got quite the surprise when he spotted penguins while in Cape Town, South Africa. The African penguin is a small flightless bird indigenous to this part of the world. And like their South Pole cousins, they live in colonies.
The African penguins love to go diving, eating sardines, and anchovies. Which might explain why on this hot day, 23-year-old Maassen spotted the three friends busily waddling towards the ocean. This penguin is also referred to as jackass due to their loud, donkey-like sound. It is estimated there are only about 52,000 left in the wild.
Maassen’s work involves the world of surfing, fashion, and adventure. It seems the three penguins may have given the Santa Barbara native a new subject to film. We are confident to say that none of the surfers are as cute as these birds.