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Island of the Penguins February 8, 2007

Posted by Cheryl in Chile, culture, Patagonia, South America, Travel.
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Penguins of Isla Magdalena

Today we visited Isla Magdalena to see the penguins. Isla Magdalena sits in the Magellan Strait about 2.5 hours ferry ride from Punta Arenas. We’ve had to wait around for an extra 2 days as there are only 3 trips a week going to the island and the one on Tuesday was cancelled.

The penguins were great. They are really cute, and worth the stormy ferry ride and the high winds on the island, which made holding the camera still while taking photos something of a challenge!

There are estimated to be 150,000 Magallenic Penguins living on the island, and it’s really impressive to see so many of them together at once.

We could have done with a little longer on the island to really enjoy them, but were only allowed an hour on the island. Not very much when you’ve done a round-trip of 5 hours just to get there!

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1. Nadia - February 19, 2007

Brilliant ! Fantastic ! I’m speechless. The penguins are sooo cute !

Love Nadia


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