The Humboldt and Magellanic penguins of Chiloé

Seasonally both the Humboldt and the Magellanic penguins colonize the northwestern cost of Chiloé. We found a tour operator, that had a parking lot where we could stay overnight and they would keep an eye out for Lance, while we where on the 30-45 minutes long penguin tour.

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My happy photographer Esben wlEmoticon-camera The Humboldt and Magellanic penguins of Chiloé, and the guy who was getting us dry footed to the boat

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In the boat getting closer to the colony of penguins

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Esben ready with his camera and the new zoom lens he bought in Santiago de Chile

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More penguins

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More birds

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A sea lion with its cub

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Back at the parking lot we made some picked vegetables and had lunch. In the Jumbo supermarket I found “knækbrød”, another type of bread made from whole rye and without sugar. Perfect for lunch!

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The next morning at went for a run on the beach – trying to stay in shape and not gain to much weight

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It was time to head back… so we left the beach

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Lance taking us through the landscape on Chiloé, where most of the roads are gravel

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That was how we ended up spending the weekend on Isla Chiloé. Seeing penguins have been on our list for a long time, and we would still love to see more. And these ones were really small. Now our next stop is Pumalin National Park.

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