Punto Tombo~


Punto Tumbo is a nature reserve located on Argentina’s central Patagonian coast.


It was set aside as a reserve in 1979,


and is home to the largest colony of Magellanic Penguins in the world.


It is also home to the Guanaco, the largest non-domesticated herbivore in South America.


Guanacos are members of the camel family and are undomesticated or wild llamas.


Adult Guanacos can weigh up to 310 pounds and are excellent swimmers.


They coexist happily with the penguins,


which is just a shameless lead-in to slip in a couple more penguin pics!


The final photo is from Gypsy Cove in The Falkland Islands which is an entirely different colony of Magellanic Penguins that I also couldn’t resist slipping in.

Cheers to you from the stunning wild creatures of the southern latitudes~

233 thoughts on “Punto Tombo~

  1. How absolutely wonderful. I loved every photo and the lamas look so fuzzy and sweet. What an amazing experience you are having. I’m so happy for you. Thank you for always showing us the beauty of nature. ❤

    • Thank you for joining me my friend and for caring for our beautiful planet and all it’s creatures great and small, wise and wonderful! Look forward to sharing 2018 with you !! 🐧

  2. First picture, left guanaco, above its head is a big bird sitting on the ground. Looks like it’s laying an egg. Have you ever tried to lay an egg in a crowd like that? Me neither! Did you go around Cape Horn or travel across land? You’re holding out on us.

    • Oh, I cannot believe you found that in this photo as it is so small. I was debating whether to use this distant landscape view, or a closer image of the pond with the penguins swimming around the guanacos and the bird which you spotted. It is a giant petrel on it’s nest. I will do a post on giant petrels soon. I am impressed you spotted this! Happy New Year 🐧

        • Happy New Year my friend ❤
          This is the second time around Cape Horn by ship. The first time we went to Antarctica which still is the the most amazing travel experience I have had ever. We also went back to Ushuaia on land and went all around Southern Patagonia. But this trip was different in that we were on a boat for 31 days, and we brought the adult kids and spouse along to share these incredible places. It was epic and wonderful to share the experience with them.

  3. I thought these little guys had a llama-look about them! They’re quite cute, and you know how much I love the penguins. Your last photo is stunning, Cindy!!

  4. Cindy, the most impressive picture for me is the one with the penguin on a colourful pebble. Unbelievable, how Mother Nature makes so beautiful things! It looks unreal, like a human made Art.

    • Yes. Argentina has the most amazing precious and semi-precious stones, minerals, fossils and this sub-region is loaded with intact, huge dinosaur skeletons. The stones are simply incredible. Thank you for noticing. The ocean water is also spectacularly clean and clear which highlights the stone’s and their colors.

  5. Bonjour ou bonsoir CINDY

    Ne demande rien à la vie, laisse-toi guider simplement

    Moi je suis bien avec mes amis ou amies , tu en fais partie
    J’ai appris à te connaître que ce soit par tes commentaires et encore plus par les écris de ton blog
    J e t’ai tendu la main et toi tu m’as tendu aussi la tienne

    Ensemble on a déjà parcouru du chemin

    Toi mon ami ou amie
    Souris à la vie, elle t’apportera bien du plaisir et de belles discussions pour égayer ta vie de tous les jours
    Sois toujours en confiance avec toi-même

    De nouvelles portes s’ouvriront encore à toi pour te satisfaire dans ce monde

    Passe une belle journée ou soirée

    Bisous Bernard

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  8. What a delightful post. Of course, pictures of penguins always get my attention, but those of the Guanaco are fabulous. Llamas are such sweet creatures and I love feeding them out of my hand. They show their appreciation by slobbering all over you.

  9. Happy New Year Cindy. Thanks for all the stunning photos you’ve been posting from your trip. Loved all of them just as these ones – especially of penguins. I am absolutely fascinated by them 😀

  10. Bonjour ou bonsoir mon AMI (ie)CINDY

    Ce jour à n’importe quelle heure de la journée
    J’ai besoin de t’ écrire un petit mot
    Comme quoi je ne ‘oublie pas
    Et j’ai un peu de temps à t’accorder
    Juste une minute pour te dire
    Que je t’envoie un beau sourire
    Et je t’accorde deux minutes pour te donner
    Sur tes joues, deux Gros Bisous d’amitié
    Et surtout quelques secondes pour
    Te souhaiter une excellente journée ou soirée

    Avec du soleil au cœur

    Bernard

  11. I’ve really enjoyed my time on your blog this morning–such eye candy! You take beautiful pictures. I never thought I’d want to go to South America but now I do.

    Thanks, Cindy!

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