Argentina Beagle Channel, Punta Arenas and Chilean Fjord Photos
PURCHASE GREAT LANDSCAPE AND SEALIFE IMAGES OF BEAGLE CHANNEL, ARGENTINA, PUNTA ARENAS, CHILEAN FJORDS AND MORE - FOR HOME OR OFFICE.
This gallery features photos of Argentina Beagle Channel and Chilean Fjord Landscape and Sealife.
Ushuaia claims the title of world's southernmost city and has a population of about 57,000 (2010 census). Ushuaia is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, bounded on the north by the Martial mountain range, and on the south by the Beagle Channel. It is the only municipality in the Department of Ushuaia, which has an area of 3,625 sq mi. It was founded on October 12, 1884 by Augusto Lasserre. Ushaia is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel surrounded by the mountain range of the Martial Glacier, in the Bay of Ushuaia. Besides being an administrative center, it is a light industrial port and tourist hub. Ushuaia is located roughly 1,100 kilometres (680 mi) from the coast of Antarctica and 245 kilometres (152 mi) from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas. It is a jump off point for many excursion boats to Antarctica and visitors to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
A number of images in this gallery features the city of Ushuaia as viewed off shore from the decks of the Azamara Pursuit. Several feature a full moon setting just over mountains topped with glaciers as the sunrises from behind illuminating Ushuaia and its harbor front.
The gallery features an image of the southernmost post office in South America located at the Ensenada Zaratiegui, the Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia, Argentina. There is a light house at the end of the post office deck which was captured in an that also includes a magnificient rainbow.
This part of the Beagle channel features subantarctic forests around and the marine coast. Other parts feature the Beagle Channel lighthouse, glacier covered mountains and waterfalls cascading into the channel. This gallery features a number of glaciers photographed during sunrise and sunset. One image features Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse just after sunrise. Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse is a slightly conically shaped lighthouse standing on the northeastern-most island of the five or more Les Eclaireurs islands, which it takes its name from, 5 nautical miles (9 km) east of Ushuaia in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, southern Argentina.
This Magellanic penguin colony is located on Magdalena Island on the Strait of Magellan near Puntas Arenas. This penguin is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Patagonia, including Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil where they are occasionally seen as far north as Espirito Santo. Magdalena Island has the largest penguin colony in Chile and was established in 1892 as a natural monument. The island is home to almost 150,000 penguins during the high season. Every year, the Magellanic penguins return to the island between October and March to lay their eggs and raise their young. They bury their eggs in sandy burrows and under shrubs. When you visit the island, most of the chicks will have hatched. The penguins are naturally curious, but are not tame. Images in this gallery feature unique behavior by some of the island inhabitants!!! Some of the penguins featured in this gallery should be in show business.
Notable Wildlife Images in this Gallery include
A Breaching Humpback Whale
Pelican Formation reflected in the water
Pelican Take off
Sea Lions and seals begging for a handout at a fish market in Punta Del Este, Uruguay