Marquette, MI Penguins
This is the first time I've had a chance to photograph the penguin migration on Lake Superior. From what I understand, it usually happens mid winter, when the penguins make their way down from the arctic circle to warmer climates such as Upper Michigan. When Lake Superior freezes over, it becomes perfect for this particular breed of penguin(yooperas penguinas)looking for a little more hospitable climate than what is found at the top of the world. Guess you could call these guys the snowbirds of the penguin breed.
Snowmobilers pause to marvel at these lake superior penguins
Currently this herd?gagggle?flock? of penguins is clearly visible heading into town from Harvey on US 41. Who knows where they might be sighted next. These penguins have been generating a ton of interest around town and this is a rare sighting of these elusive birds. I even heard some scientific organizations are planning to make their way here in efforts to catch a glimpse of these rare and beautiful creatures. Global warming? Or, as in our case this winter, being -19 below average, global cooling????