On February 20, I visited Isla Magdalena, home of Magellanic penguins, situated in the Strait of Magellan, and in the Magellanic region of South America (This place is seriously Magellanic). The island is the breeding ground for a colony of about 60,000 penguins, which inhabit it from about September to April.
This island is uninhabited—the only building is a lighthouse—and is about 2 hours from Punta Arenas by ferry. We got to spend around an hour on the island, which is filled with penguins.
For my mom's class!
These seagulls spent about the entire time making a call along the lines of 'bahahaha!'
Here's what the penguins think of lines keeping the penguins and humans apart