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October 22nd 2009
Published: October 25th 2009
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There She BlowsThere She BlowsThere She Blows

One of our first close up views of a whale.
OK so not actually Wales but most of the towns in Chubut province were established by Welsh settlers in the 19th century, so close enough.
We hadn't planned to travel north up the east coast but Ruta 40 is still closed until the end of the month when the snow will be cleared. As luck would have it we hit one of the best months of the year for wildlife on and around Peninsula Valdes :-) The roll call included southern wright whales, sea lions, guanaco, elephant seals, penguins, mara (Patagonian hares), lizards, and tons of different birds. We also had a great sunset on the way back to Pueto Madryn. All in all another great day to add to our growing list of great days.



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Head Of WhaleHead Of Whale
Head Of Whale

Right next to the boat.
Whale TailWhale Tail
Whale Tail

Classic whale shot.
Posing PenguinPosing Penguin
Posing Penguin

They were totally unafraid of humans and allowed us to get close to them.
Green LizardGreen Lizard
Green Lizard

It's there somewhere.
Brown LizardBrown Lizard
Brown Lizard

Almost invisible in the sand
HaremHarem
Harem

Lucky ? male sea lion.
LazyLazy
Lazy

The sea lions just lie around all day doing nothing.
Activity !!!!!Activity !!!!!
Activity !!!!!

After a couple of metres he stopped, must have decided that was enough exercise for one day.
MaraMara
Mara

a.k.a Patagonian hare.
SunsetSunset
Sunset

Navigation beacon.


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