Wherever you travel in the Chilean fjord region, you’re sure to see Magellanic penguins swimming, fishing and crowding the rocky shores. A medium-size species of penguin, it can be distinguished by the dark band across the top of its white chest. These seabirds spend their time hunting for food in the ocean, venturing on land only to nest in large colonies on the beaches. Their short flippers are the perfect tools for propelling the penguins through water in search of food. Although it has been classed as a threatened species, the Magellanic penguin is among the most numerous of any breed of penguin.