Penguin Colonies near Punta Arenas
●at Seno Otway 43 mi. NE. This colony of Magellan Penguins (also know as Jackass penguins) has approximately 3,000 members. Reached via dirt roads, it is accessible only from September to March, and is best November through February.
●at Isla Magdalena 20 mi. NW. The Magellan Penguins here are more timid, but there are more than 120,000 of them. Reached via ferry, it is a pleasant half-day afternoon excursion.
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