Monumento Natural Los Pingüinos
Isla Magdalena, one of the islands in the Strait of Magellan, is home to Los Pingüinos Natural Monument, a nature reserve named for its primary resident, the Magellanic penguin. There are more than 100,000 of them here, and while they're the star attraction, they share the reserve with cormorants and marine mammals, including sea lions and sea elephants. Getting to the island is an adventure all its own, seeing as it involves a covered-speedboat ride across the strait.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
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Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
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