Yécapasela Reserve

Estancia Harberton, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
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  • Yécapasela ReservePro 2014
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    Ushuaia may be the gateway to Antarctica, but you'll start feeling the penguin infestation before you are even out the gate. Yecapasela is home to thousands of Magellanic penguins, along with a nice handful of gentoo penguins and rock cormorants. I'm confused as to whether it's a coastal wonderland or black-tie only convention, but I love it. The universe left magic dust at the tip of South America.

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Originally used by the Bridges family for sheep and even cattle (forming instant fields in the early days), these were removed in the 1960s and penguins have resettled on Yecapasela. As of 2009, Yécapasela has a colony of 3000 pairs of more from


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Aliases: Isla Martillo, Estancia Harberton