The Instagram account @penguinthemagpie by Sydney-based photographer Cameron Bloom chronicles the adventures of a bird rescued as a baby by Bloom’s son and raised by the family. Penguin the magpie is free to fly and sleeps outside, but often sneaks back into the Blooms’ home through an open door or window. The pictures of Penguin are artful and charming, stunning and detailed portraits of the bird or heartwarming snapshots of her relationship with her humans. Smart and playful, she is a member of the family and a best friend to Bloom’s children. Penguin’s a gorgeous bird, with long legs and a giant beak. What an incredible subject to have flying around your home, or watching TV, or getting into bed with you all day.
All images © Cameron Bloom