How Quickly They Grow – a Teenaged Penguin in Tierra del Fuego

This is a young Magellanic penguin, or (Spheniscus magellanicus), patiently posing in the stiff winds that pound Isla Martillo, a small island on the Beagle Channel southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina. I wish I had hair like that. OK, in strict human terms, he’s not really a teenager. But when I crossed paths with him in… Continue reading How Quickly They Grow – a Teenaged Penguin in Tierra del Fuego

Penguin Pecks (Pic du Jour)

Magellanic Penguins on Martillo Island, Tierra del Fuego

These pecks exchanged between a pair of Magellanic Penguins weren’t quite kisses in the traditional sense, but they’re the closest I can come up with at the moment for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, which asked us to share a captured kiss. These were taken late last month on Martillo Island on the Beagle Channel… Continue reading Penguin Pecks (Pic du Jour)

End of the Road, Literally

Lapataia Bay, Tierra del Fuego National Park

This is Lapataia Bay in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southern terminus of the Pan-American Highway. Alaska is 17,848 kilometers north. When I arrived, a car with British Columbia, Canada, plates was just pulling out of the parking lot. That’s me next to the sign which, I just found out, was carved by… Continue reading End of the Road, Literally

Arbol Bandera (Pic du Jour)

Arbol Bandero on the Beagle Channel, 31-Jan-2013

This is what locals call an arbol bandera, or flag tree, a name stemming from the shape it’s given by the relentless pounding of ceaseless wind. This in near the Estancia Harberton on the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, about 85 kilometers east of Ushuaia. I hugged the one on the right. The WordPress… Continue reading Arbol Bandera (Pic du Jour)