Magellanic Cormorants are also called Rock shags
she knows she's beautyfull
these sea lions are familiar with tourists and just doze on
the boss is back
a Kelp Gull found itself a nice meal
a large Brown Skua glides by
Beagle Channel wildlife
The Beagle Channel is a navigable 250 km long strait that cuts through the southern part of the Terra del Fuego islands.
To the east it forms the border between Argentina and Chile.
The channel is named after the Beagle that explored to channel around 1830.
 
In February 2008 our cruise ship the Star Princess called port at Ushuaia, the largest town of the Fuego area, located on the north side of the channel.
 
Here we had booked a morning boat tour with Rumbo Sur to see the wildlife in the western part of the Beagle Channel.
 
And wildlife was what we got aplenty!
We saw a fair amount of Antarctic Fur Seals, tons of Magellanic Cormorants,  
many South American Sea Lions and further Squas and Albatrosses.
 
And of course we rounded the famous Les Eclaireurs Light House "at the end of the world".
 
By the time we came back to the ship, it started raining. Too bad for the next group, but we were lucky and had a great morning.
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the Star Princess dominates the harbour of Ushuaia
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a nice seat in the sun, let the adventure begin
a cormorant takes to the air when the boat comes too close
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The famous Les Esclaireurs Light House at the end of the world
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one of the many islets, occupied by cormorants and sea lions
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a sleeping Antarctic Fur Seal
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a pair of Brown Skuas
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the white stuff on the islet is guana
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when the rain starts we are almost back to the ship
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a Sea Lion male roars: I'm Back!
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