Whales, penguins and elephant seals in Argentina
Trip Start Mar 15, 2006
62Trip End Dec 20, 2006
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Anyway, Peninsula Valdes is quite barren and windswept, but is home to lots of wildlife such as the Southern right whale, orcas (best viewed in Febuary, Peninsula Valdes is the only place in the world where they charge the beach in order to catch elephant seal pups and penguin chicks), elephant seals, sea lions, as well as land animals such as some oversized rabbit type things, guanacos (a camel relative, but look like llamas), and ostrich type animals
The penguins were cute, but the elephant seals were another highlight, just because they are such strange looking creatures, lazing around in the sun, making lots of burping and farting noises, and occasionally moving along the beach in a rolling type motion.
I decided not to do another trip today to the penguin colony and to see the dolphins, as I will probably head down to the south of Patagonia in November or December when the weather is warmer and it is possible to see the penguins with their chicks.
Tonight Iīve got the return bus trip to Buenos Aires, and then hope to find a flight to Salta in the north of Argentina.