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The South American Sea Lion

As we clambered up the rocks, a beach with a small colony of sunbathing sea lions appeared ahead of us. The heads of the sea lions spun round in unison as they heard our approach and by the time we had climbed down off the rocks and waded through the sea to a little cove, most of them […]

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Killer whales, Peninsula Valdes

Killer Whale

The Killer Whales of Argentina can be seen from late February to late April. However, in March photographers and filmmakers are attracted from all over the world to see them hunt along the coast of the Peninsula Valdes. March being the time when the sea lion and seal pups are still young and naive enough to […]

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The Welsh colony of Gaiman

Many people have an image of Patagonia which only covers its Lake District: a land of mountains crowned in snow and lush valleys woven with crystalline rivers and lakes. It seems this is also what the 153 hardy Welsh coal miners and shepherds had in mind when they left Wales in 1865, in search of […]

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Punta Tombo

Punta Tombo is the little cousin of Peninsula Valdes and home to one of the largest colonies of Magellan penguins in the world. The 3 km Peninsula juts out from the Argentine mainland about 100 km south of Valdes.  Much of it is covered by a very fine compacted sand, huge swathes of which are […]

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The Southern Right Whale

The Southern Right whale is one of the Great whales or Baleen whales. They can weigh up to 60 tons (54,431 kg), grow to as long as 55 feet (15.5 m) and live to over fifty years old. Due to their thick layer of blubber they cannot cross the tropics so they migrate back and […]

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