Spectacular Scene: 1 million Penguins descend on Argentina to feast on abundant fish

Over A million Penguins travelled to Argentina’s Punta Tombo Peninsula during their breeding season, drawn by an unusual abundance of small fish.

Officials say that’s a record number in recent year for the world’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins.

Tens of thousands of tourists flock to the peninsula each year to catch a glimpse of the flightless birds but this year is extra special as locals say.

While not yet an endangered species, a number of Magellanic penguins die annually when they become tangled in the nets of commercial fisheries. Its population has been particularly impacted by oil spills in the past; with some 40,000 Magellanic penguins killed each year until the mid-1990s.

Here is how people reacted to stunning display of penguins on Social media:

Trying to take a selfie with a baby penguin 🐧 #penguin #puntatombo #traveling #selfie #babypenguin

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Punta Tombo explota, multitud de pingüinos en la costa

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Today was awesome. I marched with the penguins.

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