Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Nesting Everywhere

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Punta Tombo (Patagonia), Argentina

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20 comments:

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Punta Tombo must be a predator free place for these penguins to enjoy such nesting without borders! This is a sight to behold and one could just imagine being there to watch this penguin behavior. Wonderful panoramic shot!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

That is another whole world! Almost alien. Penguins are such funny-looking creatures. But I thought they were essentially sea birds ...

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

They are so cute and I love the way they walk. Diane

Gary said...

They are wonderful to see. What an experience!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Fantastic to see all those birds scattered everywhere.

joo said...

They are fabulous JM! It's one of my (many)dreams, to see them in wild:)

Andrew said...

I wonder if I will ever get to see a wild Penguin in my lifetime.
I am aware I will have to make some travel plans because they won't come to me.
A beautiful image.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Looks like a harsh place to nest.

Sondra said...

THis is awesome!!

Sailor said...

Beautiful picture! Have you ever been to Ushuaia? I love that place and visited once. Do you have any pictures of End of the world and beginning of everything?
Cruise Picture

Stickup Artist said...

Shows how little I know about penguins, but I was rather stunned to see them in such an arid looking place. I'm so used to seeing them photographed in snow and ice. The certainly do look to be having a good time just strolling around doing their thing. You get the best animal shots, they so often seem so "human" for lack of a better word.

Springman said...

JM,
I am at a total loss for words. It is increasingly mind boggeling to follow your photographic wanderings. A thousand zombie penguins roam the wastelands of Patagonia?! That is wild even by your standards.
I remain your humble servant!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

they are so cute...and strange without snow :)

Bill S. said...

Interesting how free they are. It almost looks like it is a desert.

Pat said...

That is a strange scene. Wonderful photograph!

Hilke Breder said...

The domain of penguins! Out of this world! How did they let you in to take a photo?

JM said...

@Hilke: Actually, the (always controlled) presence of humans in the reserve prevent the penguins from being attacked by predators. And I think they know it! :-)))

Jean said...

JM, This is one of those take-my-breath-away photos. Lucky,lucky you for being able to see them in person.

Thank-you for sharing your birding adventures!

Pat Ulrich said...

How great to see -- so interesting to see penguins in that environment!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow!! excellent!!
At the long glance they look like people just wandering around. You got a shot that not many people see. MB