17 April, 2014


Penguins Fear Red

Through the years of OFB’s existence, we’ve received numerous pictures from our readers. This week we received what may be our favorites. It’s timing was impeccable and it takes the cake for distance traveled.

As a season ticket holder and dedicated OFB reader, I wanted to send you a few pictures from my Olympic break. I took the time to visit *real* penguins territory and rock the red – just another example of Capitals Country taking over. The “Antarctica” Picture is from an island off the Antarctic Peninsula, about 64 degrees 43′ south. The “South Georgia” is from the island of South Georgia, and has the Salisbury Plain King Penguin colony (hundreds of thousands of penguins) in the background. Notice none of the penguins want to get near me – they fear the red. Hope you enjoy!

Elise =)
Lifelong Caps Fan

An island off the Antarctic Peninsula about 64 degrees 43 minutes South

The island of South Georgia and the Salisbury Plain King Penguin colony.



8 Comments

  1. Danny wrote:

    I love it.

    24 March, 2010 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  2. penguin pete wrote:

    cool pics. and forgive me for adding a link that has nothing to do with the post, but i imagine the joy of christmas morning is suttle compared to the joy of this….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwMCX2bQkNc&feature=player_embedded

    24 March, 2010 at 11:03 am | Permalink
  3. Yuri wrote:

    Disclaimer: No real penguins were hurt during the taking of this picture, only Pitt. Penguins !

    24 March, 2010 at 11:55 am | Permalink
  4. NS2NOVA wrote:

    If you look really close in the background of the second picture, you can see one lone penguin with puffy lips taking a dive.

    24 March, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink
  5. Alex wrote:

    Caption should read: “In March, the Penguins skate on thin ice” or “March over the Penguins” :)

    24 March, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Permalink
  6. OvieTracker wrote:

    Love the pics! Thanks for sharing. Those are the only kind of penguins I like, not the NHL kind LOL.

    The NHL Penguins should be afraid of red. Very very afraid. I hope the Caps–Ovie especially–send them packing from Verizon Center tonight very bruised, very battered, and DEFEATED.

    24 March, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Permalink
  7. Sherrie Van Houten wrote:

    too cool. Thanks for sharing them.

    24 March, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
  8. CapsGrlJen wrote:

    Classic! These should be made into T-shirts and sold in the Pro Shop at Kettler. I would definitely wear the second one!

    24 March, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink