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Seaside Ambassadors
Photograph by Peter Essick

Two-foot-tall (61-centimeter-tall) waddling bundles of waterproof feathers, Magellanic penguins greet all arrivals on the shore of San Julián Bay, Argentina, just as they did when explorer Ferdinand Magellan, their namesake, landed here in 1520 on his historic voyage around the horn of South America. With colonies all along the remote coasts of southern Argentina and Chile, these are the only penguins that breed on the Patagonian mainland. Commercial fishing has begun to threaten their future by depleting the once abundant schools of fish they feed on.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1-V
Film Type: Fuji Provia 100
Lens: 16-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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