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Magdalena Island Chile penquin photos

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From the highest point on Magdalena Island, this is a view looking north. The island is literally covered by penguins, and in fact, an estimated 70,000 mated pairs call it home. When their chicks are counted the number exceeds 200,000. With a few common seagulls aside, every black shape you see is a Magellanic Penguin and there are thousands in this photo. Most are standing near their burrow. If from this vantage point you did a 360 turn, the penquins extend to island's end in all directions.

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