The late Elvis was a real penguin with sore feet and blue shoes who lived at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch is also my hometown, so this is a special connection for me.
If I had not come across the photo purely by chance, my stories might remain half written without this cheeky penguin, who absolutely steals the show in Magic Manly.
As his character developed I could almost hear him chattering noisily into my ear, giving me more silly ideas.
Thank you Elvis
Photograph by National Geographic.
Printed with permission from the International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.