Samantha’s hangs out with penguins in Punta Arenas, Chile

When you think of penguins, I’m sure you picture snow.

Maybe some icebergs, craggy mountains, freezing cold temps. Yes, many penguin colonies live in Antarctica, but did you know you may find them in Patagonia?

On my trip to Punta Arenas, I joined naturalist Ricardo Matus on a visit to the Otway Sound penguin colony. These tuxedoed birds live here six months a year, for the breeding season. After six months at sea, they return to the same spot (and even the same nest!) annually.

I could watch these waddling Magellanic penguins all day long. They’re absolutely fascinating. Seeing them in the zoo doesn’t have anything on visiting a colony in real life.

Have you had a memorable wildlife experience on a trip? Share in the comments!

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