Los Reyes

The landowner next door was wrong about us getting into the Pinguineria for free that evening. He’d allowed us to use his land and wind shelter to camp, and said the dueno of the land next door was gone for the season and had closed up, and that we could just climb over the fence to view the King Penguins who had migrated to Tierra del Fuego.

Unfortunately, the night guard didn’t agree with that recommendation. But, he was willing to let us in for half price. The cost went directly into his pocket, but he led us very close to the penguins (much closer than the marked path for visitors).

These 3-foot tuxedoed beauties normally live in Antarctica, but this flock has inhabited this isolated beach for a few years now. It was something really magical to see. It was perfect penguin-weather, but us humans were forced to leave a little quicker than we’d wanted.

12 thoughts on “Los Reyes

  • March 31, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    Excellent! I think I would want to hug one of those little guys.

  • March 31, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    Damn that global cooling upsetting natures plans once again!

  • March 31, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    Whoops, somehow I missed the previous post (in re: ferrying).

  • March 31, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    bode and the penguins are too cute!

  • March 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    So COOL!! I love penguins, I wanna snuggle with those fluffy little ones. Thanks for the great pictures.

  • March 31, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    Yep, they are King Penguins. I think Jason edited my post!

    The little brown one is 3 months old. At a year, he’ll get his feathers and change colors. We all kept saying “I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him and I will name him George.”

  • March 31, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    so sue me… sometimes I get confused between Aptenodytes patagonicus and Aptenodytes forsteri πŸ˜‰

    Fixed. At least i titled it correctly.

  • March 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    I’m jealous! Beautiful magic hour photo’s of the penguins.

  • April 2, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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    you wanted to say the kings?, if that is, you sould write “Los Reyes”

    pd: you had no problems with crossing that river? (the banner picture)

  • April 4, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    just want to make sure that you learned spanish correctly πŸ™‚

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