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Secrets to Swimming With Galapagos Penguins

Despite their low population, seeing penguins in the Galapagos Islands isn’t all that difficult. We saw them virtually every day, usually hanging out on the rocks near the water..But swimming with them? That’s a different story. Our extraordinary experience swimming with Galapagos Penguins was special because it was so incredibly rare. Our International Expeditions naturalist guide said she’d never seen anything like it before in 19 years of working in the Galapagos Islands...

Secrets to Swimming With Galapagos Penguins

Despite their low population, seeing penguins in the Galapagos Islands isn’t all that difficult. We saw them virtually every day, usually hanging out on the rocks near the water..But swimming with them? That’s a different story. Our extraordinary experience swimming with Galapagos Penguins was special because it was so incredibly rare. Our International Expeditions naturalist guide said she’d never seen anything like it before in 19 years of working in the Galapagos Islands...

Republic of Chile, 2009. The Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) (also termed Chilean penguin, or patranca) is a South American penguin, that breeds in coastal Chile and Peru. Its nearest relatives are the African penguin, the Magellanic penguin and the Galápagos penguin. The penguin is named after the cold water current it swims in, which is itself named after Alexander von Humboldt, an explorer.

Four years ago, Joao Pereira, 71, found a South American Magellanic penguin covered in oil and starving on a beach on an island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. A friendship was born.