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Colony of Magellanic Penguins in Peninsula Valdes.

Although whales occupy the attention of the people the large colony of penguins is not going on behind.

Punta Tombo is the colony of mu nd largest Magellanic penguins, and not only that, there is no other settlement of this magnitude penguins which can be accessed easily.

However, to keep it that way, it should strictly enforce the adage that "you look and not touch."

The way to get to Punta Tombo is through shore excursions where you can see the steppe and fauna.

Once this path, they begin to see the first families of penguins.

Each of them, living in caves one meter deep, built by the male penguins to attract females, arriving at the coast a month later than their male counterparts.

Penguins are capable swimmers. In the water reaches a speed of 24 km / h and can sink up to 80 m below sea level.

Depending on the time of year you visit the reservation, you can be assisted to various shows: in September, the arrival of the females and the reproductive cycle; birth of pups in November; and a month later, the first incursions sea of ​​chicks.

Magellanic penguins at Punta Tombo give appointment from September to April to nest, mate, incubate the eggs and feed their young, brtindan a unique show on the continent.
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