St Kilda is a Melbourne suburb famous for the row of bakeries and cake shops on Acland Steet, Luna Park (an amusement park), and the little blue penguins that nest on the rocks under the main pier.
We love penguins and seeing them was our motivation for a visit late one afternoon. We opted to take an easy tram ride out to the suburb of St Kilda. And as long as we were there, you know we stopped off for a good cup of coffee and some sweets.
Melbourne is a fabulous city. It’s a perfect getaway spot in autumn or springtime.
These Little blue penguins are the world’s smallest species of penguin. They are found only in New Zealand and Southern Australia. To our good fortune, a friend has spent a lot of time with these little penguins, and he gave us a private tour. He used a red light to help us see the animals, while at the same time not disrupting them. It was dark, and the use of flash would be too disruptive to the animals. These are the best of my penguin photos, coupled with a bit of post-production to remove the red lighting:
If you are heading to Melbourne, remember to save time to head out to St. Kilda. It’s only about 6km from the CBD, so a short tram ride. Go hungry, ready for dessert and bring a red torch (flashlight) and a camera.
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