Palomino Islands~

The geologically stunning Palamino Islands are off the coast of Callao Peru.

The boat trip out to visit them is exciting as the waters are rough, especially in the narrows between the islands.

Local fisherman brave the rough seas in their small pangas. There is an abandoned prison on one island reminiscent of Devil’s Island, and there are multiple old shipwrecks in the treacherous waters.

Like Isla Ballestas, which I will show you next, these Peruvian islands are a wonderland of marine mammals and birds, including Humboldt Penguins. The Patagonian Sea Lion nurseries, where mamas drop their babies off for group day care while they go off to fish, are especially fascinating. Doesn’t the adult baby sitter in the lower right corner look just a tad stressed? I can relate to how she must feel!

Child care duty takes a village!

These huge southern sea lions are friendly,

and very curious.

They seem to enjoy checking out the humans who come to visit.

Cheers to you from the remarkable Palomino Islands~

204 thoughts on “Palomino Islands~

  1. Hi. I need one small favour. Can you please check if my quotes can be shared. I am having some technical issues here. Please. 🙂

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  2. It is always a trip to follow along on your journeys, Cindy.. Your generosity in inviting us is probably– no must be– part of who you are. I am grateful. With.these pictures, I feel that I am there. Sooo good for My Dear and me to travel this way, much more efficient for some than tours or even Roads Scholar-ships.

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  4. Bless their gentle little souls ! You got great photo’s of their sweet little faces. They certainly have a lot of pups, but I suppose there’s a lot of mama seals out there too. I wonder how they don’t over-populate the region ? I suppose mother nature takes a hand in balancing it all. Fantastic visit Cindy !! xk

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    • There are a lot of critters in the waters just waiting for a seal pup meal, so their numbers will diminish, that said, there were thousands of them on these islands which made me very happy. Hugs to sweet friend and wonderful to hear from you ❤

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  5. What personalities and characteristics God gives to them all. Sea lions, penguins, birds, etc. And I’m sure we mamas and grandmas can all relate to the stress of looking after our young’uns like these. 🙂

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