One of the things in Southern California that is totally worth the entrance price is the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. We were there last February and got to spend some time with the penguins. Of course, I took many, many penguin photos!
One of the more moodily lit penguin shots.
I'm pretty sure this is Paddles, because she's young and all her contrasting tones haven't come in yet.
Truly majestic creatures.
Curious little thing.