Photo of the Day: Penguin Colony

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Punta Tombo is a peninsula into the Atlantic Ocean 110 km (68 mi) south of Trelew in Chubut Province, Argentina, where there is an important colony of Magellanic Penguins. It is found a short distance north of Camarones.

The 3 km (1.9 mi) long, 600 m (1,969 ft) wide peninsula is covered with sand, clay and gravel. Between September and April, a large number of Magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs,[1] and prepare their offspring for migration – the largest such colony in South America. Couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food. Other wildlife encountered in the area including sea birds (mainly seagulls, chimangos and cormorants), rheas and guanacos.

This photo was taken at the end of the trail from a cliff over looking the beach.

Penguins swimming, penguins on the beach

Penguins Colony in Punta Tombo, Argentina

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Co-founder of TwoBackpackers.com. Aracely has been traveling, writing and taking photos since 2021, when she departed on his first year long travel backpacking journey. When she isn't seeking new adventures, Aracely is usually building Excel models as a financial analyst professional. Visit my website

One Response to “Photo of the Day: Penguin Colony”

  1. Adam says:

    Wow, that must have been quite the site..was it very noisy?
    .-= AdamĀ“s last blog .. =-.

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