Penguins are one of the main touristic attractions in Punta Arenas. There even live more penguins than people in the southern Magellan provence, so they really are the real owners of southern Chile.
There is a colony of these funny looking puppets right on the shore and I was really excited to visit them.
However, when I arrived on the road to this colony, there was a gate blocking the way. A closed gate, with no-one but one pretty dog around to guard it. The dog looked at me with compassion in his eyes while I tried to find a way in, and he saw me go again without any success.
Back in Belgium, I made up for this disappointing trip by visiting their friends at the local zoo, where they recently got a brand new environment.
There, I could see them at least from as close and for as long as I wanted.
They were all together enjoying the sun and warmth of the spring weather. They obviously had a fantastic time in the water.
They were all extremely cute and totally making up for the missed chance to see them in their natural environment in Chile.