EEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeee is the only thing I could think of!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeee was the only thing crossing my mind when I landed on an island full of penguins.
Everywhere… all around me were penguins. They were laying there not moving, they were waddling around, they were swimming, they were real. Then the tour guide said, “and there you can see 2 of the 4 king penguins in the island”. It was surreal. I couldn’t believe it. I had been wanting to see penguins up close and personal since I arrived to South America and it was finally happening. I was even able to see KING PENGUINS!!!
While you’re in Ushuaia you only have one option to get off on the island full of penguins & it’s not cheap, but worth it. It is the Piratour agency and the tour includes transportation to and from the island, admission to a the maritime museum and a stop to see the famous flag trees. It was $107 & even though that’s so expensive it was an experience I’ll never forget. I can go on, but honestly I’m not lying when I tell you that I couldn’t believe it and that the only thing crossing my mind was EEEEEEEEEeeeeeeee. Literally the entire hour I was on the island I just kept smiling and thinking that. So I’ll let my photos speak for me and hope they make you go EEEEEeeeee too!!!
—We had just touched down on the island.—
—My “EEEEEEeeeeeee” face!!!—
—Just standing there with a beautiful mountain behind him/her.—
—The King Penguins. 2 of the 4 that are on the island. They don’t know what they are doing here because they don’t normally visit this island at all.—
—Maybe they are lost? When they walk they look so majestic and just stunning.—
—A penguin in his nest.—
—Baby penguin feathers. As they get older they loose their feathers and grow into their thick true color skin/feathers.—
—I love that they help each other stay clean.—
—He’s giving me that side eye.—
—Did you penguins are monogamous? They have one partner for life unless they die or are not able to reproduce.—
—Just laying around.—
—Waddle… waddle… waddle!!!—
—And then it was over and we had to leave.—
—The wind in part of the world is strong and constant that trees naturally grow in the direction of the wind.—
—It’s actually quite spectacular to see and impressive how they still survive in these conditions and adapt. You adapt or you die.—
Aren’t they just fucking adorable??? I honestly wanted to steal one, but then thought, “yeah what would I do with it”. I do wish I could have hugged one but you must stay at least a meter away from them at all times. So did you go EEEEeeeeee jaja??? I’m such a dork I know, but I can’t help my excitement sometimes.