Penguins

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Overnight the ship traveled up the Magellan channel and set anchor at Punta Arenas, Chile.  That day’s excursion started with a 20 minute bus ride and a transfer to an extremely slow boat taking another 2 hours to reach Magadalena Island, home to about 500,000 Penguins.  I was able to spend about 80 minutes there taking pictures before the even slower trip back to the ship.  Another group booked a fast boat, it cost considerably less, but it broke down on the way out.  The evening’s departure for Ushuaia presented itself with dramatic scenery.

 

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28 responses

  1. LOVE!!! these pictures!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

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    February 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

  2. Love penguins! Thank you for the beautiful and informative post! ☺

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    February 19, 2016 at 10:42 am

  3. mickey2travel

    Beautiful photos, sir! Thank you for sharing!

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    February 19, 2016 at 10:45 am

  4. Wonder Full 🙂 great shots…love them all 🙂 what an exciting excursion 🙂

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    February 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

  5. Great shots.

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    February 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

  6. Wonderful – wish I could have been there with you on this one!

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    February 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  7. Ron, what a wonderful experience. It appears that that 500mm lens really worked out as you had hoped. Congratulations.

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    February 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    • Used a 70-300 for this shoot.

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      February 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      • Were the penguins closer than you thought they would be when you bought the 500mm?

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        February 19, 2016 at 10:31 pm

        • I didn’t get the 200-500 for Penguins. It’s for BIF and other stuff.

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          February 20, 2016 at 10:56 am

  8. Really love the third image in the post with the penguins in a line 🙂

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    February 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  9. May be you found out why the faster boat costs less
    The penguin photos, splendid.

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    February 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm

  10. What’s not to love about penguins?! They are sooooooo cute!!!

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    February 19, 2016 at 7:58 pm

  11. Great pictures. Would they look good in B&W? Des.

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    February 20, 2016 at 1:36 am

  12. Reblogged this on ugiridharaprasad.

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    February 20, 2016 at 6:02 am

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