There is something about the shambolic ambling of the penguin that makes us smile.
Like upright caricatures of ourselves they seem to be stitched permanently into awkward 'dinner jackets'. We love them too for their reputation (among some breeds) of loyally taking a mate for life.
Professor Lloyd Spencer Davis (aka Professor Penguin) has been studying penguins for over 40 years. He has written seven books about penguins and published many scientific articles about them. He has led 15 expeditions to Antarctica as well as studying penguins in exotic and far-flung locations all around the Southern Hemisphere. He maintains the website PenguinWorld.com. An award-winning filmmaker and writer, his documentary, Meet the Real Penguins , which he directed and scripted, won 12 international awards. His book, The Plight of the Penguin, was the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year. He is currently Vice President of the international body representing science communicators.
Author: Professor Lloyd Spencer Davis