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The attack channel of Punta Norte

The attack channel of Punta Norte

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If Punta Norte is an obligatory destination for lovers of wildlife, the attack channel, in Peninsula Valdes – Argentine Patagonia is the official box of natural attraction. Access to this area is restricted to documentary photographers who can pay the perm to photograph the attacks of Orcas to sea lions, from a point of view almost

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Park Rangers dedicated to orcas

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The Park rangers crew was created by the province of Chubut, on September 29, 1967, it works in the more than 400,000 hectares that make up the 11 Natural Protected Areas of the province of Chubut. Some of these men and women left and continue to make their mark in the Punta Norte Reserve. ToRead More

The mating between whales

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The mating of the Southern Right Whale, or courtship, happens with several males and a courted female, which is enclosed by the sides by 2, 3 or more males. The mating of the whales may take more than a day and the female, to avoid being copulated, is placed on her belly, a position that

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Guanaco

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The Guanacos (Lama guanicoe), are mammals, relatives of llamas belonging to the order of the camelids, they carry with humility the title of being the largest terrestrial vertebrates of Patagonia. This beautiful animal species was before the arrival of the white man, a fundamental ally for the survival of the indigenous people who inhabited Patagonia,

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Sheep in Peninsula Valdes Argentine Patagonia

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With the colonization and development of the zone, new animals arrived, one of them was the sheep that to be able to raise and commercialize them they used inventions such as wire fences, private property and their consequent parceling of lands. The guanaco was displaced by this strategy of production of sheep wool and came

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Wildlife Calendar in Peninsula Valdes

Marine WildlifeRight Whale More than 2,000 southern right whales visit Peninsula Valdes. Between April and June, they begin to arrive and leave by the end of December. Peninsula Valdes is considered the largest maternity in the world for this species and other marine mammals. Magallanic Penguin More than 500,000 Magellan penguins arrive every year inRead More

The sea lions mothers, defend pups from the orcas

The attack of orcas to sea lion pups is sometimes hampered by the presence of the mother sea lions that stand in the way of the orca that sneaks underwater. With the intention of not being seen, the orca stealth that is often perceived by the fin that appears in the water, other times if

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Annual migration of the Right Whale

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The whales visit Peninsula Valdes between the months of June and December. They have a large space in the ocean where they circulate throughout their lives, well-defined areas for their migrations of autumn and summer, covering thousands of km. In the autumn, they move to the north, it is the time of mating and breedingRead More

Conservation and the anonymous Heroes

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I will take advantage of this space to keep our collective memory alive and bring to mind a unique story. A collection of newspaper clippings from a bygone era helps us remember a fact that marked a milestone in the history of the preservation of fauna in Argentina, known as “The Battle of the Penguins”.

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The callosities of the right whales

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The callosities of the right whales The calluses that the southern right whales have in different parts of the head, at first glance are strange, especially when one sees this whale species for the first time and does not even know where the head is and where the tail is. These clear and rare patchesRead More

Commercial center of Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn The commercial city The coast of Puerto Madryn is 3.1 mi ( 5 km ) long and for me, it is one of the most beautiful in Argentina. In the panoramic photo, I took advantage of the clock of the traditional Hotel Playa to show the clarity at 9:44 PM. Puerto Madryn just starts turningRead More

Whale Maternity in Puerto Madryn, El Doradillo

The weeks prior to the launching of Whale Watching Season, the amount begins to be more numerous in the 2 gulfs that form the Peninsula Valdes. Daily the number of whales in Puerto Madryn and the entire coast, up to Puerto Piramides is increasing. Whale watching in El Doradillo beach of Puerto Madryn The fallRead More

ICB Whale Conservation Institute

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ICB - Instituto de Conservación de Ballenas “Southern Right Whales of Argentina” is an educational documentary film by Chris and Genevieve Johnson. It explores the natural history and ecology of Southern Right Whales in Peninsula Valdes, Argentina, examining the complex relationship between humans and whales, and the effect of a changing marine environment of theRead More

Patagonian hare

Patagonian hare Often referred to as the Patagonian hare (Dolichotis patagonum), the Mara is a large rodent that exists only in Patagonia, can reach up to 70cm and is easily distinguished from the European Hare by the White marking near the tail and its small ears. They are monogamous and often several pairs will raiseRead More

When is the best time to see Whales in Peninsula Valdes?

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The whale season in Penisula Valdes is sooooo long. It begins in mid-April and ends in late December. The fauna is free to do what it wants, but it is incredible how its behavior obeys natural forces that tell it when to arrive and when to leave. It is possible that at the beginning ofRead More

The birds island that is not an island

The birds island...that is not an island The tidal shifts are so large in Golfo San Jose that when the tide goes out a spit of land connects the “island” to the continent. With the low tide coming twice a day a person could walk across without even getting their ankles wet, tramp the islandRead More

Punta Loma Wildlife Reserve

Sea Lions encounter by sea and land On the 29th of September, 1967 the Nature Reserve at Punta Loma was established. This was the first nature reserve to be established in Chubut and just 10.5 mi ( 17km ) from Puerto Madryn, its two observation platforms allow for the unobtrusive observation of Sea Lions. Punta LomaRead More

Our adventure in Kayak with Patagonia Explorers

3 days between whales in Kayaks. Here I present one of the options for adventure in our Town. Sea Kayak day Trips to visit the Sea lion colony at Punta Piramide, during this past year this outing becomes obligatory in Valdes Peninsula, Argentine Patagonia. Pablo Passera with Sofia Benegas, her wife, own Patagonia Explorers aRead More

Daily excursions to the colony of sea lions

Kayak in Summer Season Daily Kayak trips vary according to the time of year. It is the whale season kayak excursions between autumn and spring, to which we dedicate another article and the summer excursions that consist of accommodating in the kayaks on the beach of Puerto Pirámides and paddling towards the Punta Piramide reserve,Read More

How many days are recommended for maximum use of the destination?

The suggested time to enjoy the place and development of activities is 4 days / 3 nights. Many times the unfavorable climatic conditions cause, that the port is closed and the nautical summer trips or the whale watching in winter/spring are not enabled. Normally you have to wait 1 or 2 days for the town toRead More

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