Visit to Ballestas Islands
The Ballestas Islands (Spanish: Islas Ballestas) are a group of small islands near the town of Paracas within the Paracas District of the Pisco Province in the Ica Region, on the south coast of Peru.
Composed largely of rock formations and covering an estimated area of 0.12 km², these islands are an important sanctuary for marine fauna like the guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the Peruvian Booby (gray footed Booby) and Inca Terns. Other notable species include Humboldt penguins and two varieties of seals (fur seals and sea lions), amongst other mammals.
Quite interesting tour, around the islands. Trips are exclusively done in the morning or early afternoon, before the wind usually picks up speed and increases the odds of capsizing. It’s hard to maneuver the boats under choppy conditions.
Coordinates: 13°44′09″S 76°23′47″W
|Major islands||Ballesta Norte, Ballesta Centro, Ballesta Sur|
Fabulous shots of the coastal landscape!!
These are a group of islands. Thank you, Indira. 🙂
Breath-taking! and good timing, glad you got back home safely.
Thank you very much, Jane. 🙂
Wow HJ, these islands look interesting with all the caves and the BirdLife there plentiful.
It reminded me of you, navigating around the islands. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you, Chris. 🙂
That is a place which I would like to visit. Thank you for the pictures, HJ..
It was very interesting and unique. Thanks, Tom. 🙂
Wonderful coastal scenery HJ, and plenty of birds we would never see here. You certainly had a birder’s feast on your time away 🙂
Thank you, Ashley. I was busy but enjoyed it very much. 🙂
The rugged landscapes and multitude of life will surely remain fresh in your memory for some time!
Especially the smell! 🙂
Very rugged formations. Loved the seals.
Thank you, Christine. 🙂
Love the unique rock formations and arches. It looks like a place to see when I go to Peru to see Machu Picchu. Thanks