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Argentina, Destinations, South America

Photo essay: Beagle Channel, the strait teeming with live from the End of the World

January 11, 2016
Lighthouse, beagle channel

When in Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world and here, taking a boat trip to Beagle Channel is your number one priority.

To give you a bit of a background, the English founded Ushuaia at the end of 19th century when the British ship HMS Beagle was exploring Tierra del Fuego. They reached the channel in 1833, which is actually a navigable strait between the Pacific and Atlantic, together with two other famous passages: Magellan to the north, and Drake to the south.

So they decided to name the channel after the ship. Onboard the ship there was a young and promising amateur naturalist named Charles Darwin, who was of course so thrilled to find such a wide variety of birds, penguins and sea lions.

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