The most notable feature of these species is the presence of a huge sexual dimorphism, the highest among all species of mammals. The males can reach up to 6 m or more in length and up to four tons, while the females do not exceed 3 m and 900 kg. The males also have an elongated snout which is kind of like a short trunk. It is for this reason that they have earned the nickname elephant seals.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this peninsula is one of the most beautiful places in Argentina. You should visit place such as: Puerto Madryn (great beach area and diving clubs), Puerto Piramides (whale watching) and Punta Tombo (penguins). Coastal marine life is abundant and varied. Whales and dolphins come to the shores to mate.
Punta Tombo penguin is a reserve which is located 120km from the city of Trelew. This picture was taken with my camera in September 2011. It is a beautiful place to learn about! There are no places to stay, you go sightseeing or in tour groups by car. Also 100km away you can find Lobería and Camarones which are beautiful places to stay and they are fishing areas. Also in lindeas stays can see these specimens of fauna patagonica "El Guanaco" there in large numbers feeding on pasture and are found in large groups.
Between August and November, hundreds of Southern Right whales reach the coast of Argentina to mate. You can see them jumping, shooting clouds of water into the air and fearlessly swimming between the boats full of tourists. They arrive at Puerto Madryn, in Argentina, a tourist town in the province of Chubut. Normally you can hire a boat trip to navigate between them, but they can also be seen from the coast. I was much amazed when, while strolling through Puerto Madryn, I suddenly saw the tail of a whale.
There are some pictures of Doradillo where whales are seen from the coast and, with great sadness, that day saw a specimen killed off the central coast of Puerto Madryn, as some number who die there or get stranded on the coast (sometimes, people and rescue workers have saved them and returned them to the sea). They don´t know the cause of death. (In Puerto Madryn you can find the central CENPAT oceanographic center where they study these cases). Some mentioned the lack of food (krill) or loss of orientation. This picture was taken on September 27, 2010 with my kodak camera.
This beach has pebbles and deep water which is only 19 km. Madryn, is one of those beaches that is characterizable because it enables us to see from the coast to one of the biggest mammals on earth. Since the launch of the season in June, sightings are happen every year. An unforgettable experience, ensuring the observation from ships equipped and secure with whale guides. It is between June and November when the tide begins to rise and whales start to appear and give birth to be the waters of this calm and quiet place. It Is a Municipal Protected Area which is guarded. The data is from the official tourism website of Puerto Madryn.
You have to find this city completely industrial. I can say that I am a tourist, for living in one of its neighborhoods. The course that I am studying I learn day after day that a CR can be promoted like a tourist place. There are places in the CR that a tourist needs, aventure, recreation, nature, food and shelter, but these are the basic things needed at the destination. Consider this as one of the biggest places in Patagonia, but the natives usually say that somethings its quite girly.
After a long journey through Patagonia, returning from the north in the truck of Mr. Jorge, who almost was sleeping with nothing ahead. For me, this could be the summary of feeling old. Somewhere in Patagonia, Argentina I can not specify April 2011.
The Doradillo is a beach a few kilometers from the city of Puerto Madryn. Its great feature is that there a lot of whales (southern right whale), which can be seen from the edge of the coastline. It is tradition in the region go whale watching, sharing a afternoon of the phenomena that nature gives us. While I attached the pictures the whales can´t be seen closely, but I assure you that whales are close to the shore, depending on the tide.
We left very early in the morning along the coast from Puerto Madryn waterfront. Our path had rugged plateaus that alternated with gentle slopes of the Valdes Peninsula, then we arrived at this Parador. It is located within an estate that occupies your stay, it is surrounded by interpretation trails of regional flora and fauna, a colony of Magellanic penguins and elephant seals. During certain months of the year, usually August to October, you can see from Caleta Valdes southern right whale and orcas. We enjoyed a great snack prepared with regional products in the hostel. Those who came for lunch could choose to eat delicious homemade dishes or roasted Patagonian lamb.