Magellanis Cormorants are also called Rock shags
she knows she's beautiful
these sea lions are used to tourists and just doze on
the boss is back
a Kelp Gull found itself a nice meal
a large Brown Skua glides by
The Beagle Channel
is a navigable 250 km long strait that cuts through the southern part of the Terra del Fuego islands.
the east it forms the border between Argentina and Chile.
The channel is named after Darwin's good ship the Beagle
explored the channel in 1830.
In February 2008 the Star Princess
called port at Ushuaia, the largest Argentine
town of Tierra del Fuego, located on the north side of the channel.
Here we had booked a morning boat tour with Rumbo
to see the wildlife in the western part of the Beagle Channel.
And wildlife was what we got aplenty!
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.
our Star Princess dominates the harbor of Ushuaia
a nice seat in the sun, let the adventure begin
a cormorant takes to the air when the boat comes too close
The famous Les Eclaireurs Light House stands a the end of the world
one of the many islets, occupied by cormorants and sea lions
an Antarctic Fur Seal takes a beauty nap
a pair of Brown Skuas
these islets are rich on guano...
when the rain starts we head back to the ship
a male Sea Lion tells his ladies: I'm Back!