fly" underwater by using their wings much like flippers, steering themselves with their feet and tail. When doing this, these penguins can reach speeds of 20 miles per hour. Humboldts also are waterproof, with their stiff feathers acting as a protective barrier against the water. Also, when feeding, these birds swallow their food whole, without chewing.
This was the only little guy with wet feathers.
'Maybe nobody will notice if I close my eyes just for a minute.'
'Uh-oh, she caught me!
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.