Friday, February 13, 2009

Photo Finish Friday - A Lonely Stretch Of Penguin



This stretch of Argentine beach at Punta Norte is for penguins only.
Despite the lonely look, there are several hundred Magellan penguins lined up along the water and many more in their burrows on the hillside

19 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

It's nice to know they have their own beach... is it private because it's a nude (penguin) beach? :)

Leah J. Utas said...

df Bag Lady, yes, I think that's it.
Actually it's private land that must be crossed to get to it.

Hilary said...

A beach party.. formal attire only.

I don't think I'd ever get enough of these little guys.

Leah J. Utas said...

LOL, Hilary.
Plenty more penguin pics available.

Erin said...

I just love penguins. Not an eloquent comment but true. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Truth trumps eloquence, Erin.

Mark said...

Very nice! Have a nice weekend! :)

Reb said...

Oh how lovely! Do the penguins stay on their side of the fence though?

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Mark.

Nobody fences in a penguin, Reb.

Frank Baron said...

Did you see March of the Penguins? What a remarkable creature (and a remarkably dedicated team of filmmakers).

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, I did, Frank. It's an amazing piece of film making. It fuelled my desire to set foot on Antarctica someday.

Crabby McSlacker said...

They just need some penguin-sized beach chairs and they'll be all set.

What a great idea, a penguin beach!

Loving all these pictures, thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

Leah J. Utas said...

Beach chairs, that's it!

Crabby, I'm glad you'r enjoying the tour.

Thomma Lyn said...

Penguin Beach! I love it! And I'm loving all the pictures you're sharing from your trip. Gorgeous pictures of the albatross and the sea. And the sea lions are just adorable! They look like they're having a blast, just hanging out. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Thomma Lyn. It was such an amazing sight to see the penguins lined up and so wonderful to see them waddling along their beach.

Clare2e said...

I am enjoying all your wildlife snaps, too, Leah!

Leah J. Utas said...

I'm glad to know it, Clare2e.

Barbara Martin said...

What a grand idea to allow the penguins their own beach. No disturbances.

Leah J. Utas said...

I think penguins are quite honoured there.