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6 Lesser Known World Landmarks (Slideshow)

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3. Valdes Peninsula, Argentina

The animal life is teeming on Patagonia’s Valdes Peninsula — you’ll find penguins, sea lions, whales, fur seals guanacos, and elephant seals on land and in its waters. Many of these animals are threatened with extinction, and the peninsula is a critical breeding ground.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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5:01AM PST on Feb 3, 2015

thanks

8:44PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Hopefully they stay "lesser known" and are not over-run with tourists and McDonald signs!

I hope the area in Iran can be rebuilt.

7:21AM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing this.

4:03AM PDT on Mar 14, 2014

Thanks for sharing..... amazing pics!!

2:26AM PST on Dec 30, 2013

noted

2:26AM PST on Dec 30, 2013

noted

8:53PM PST on Dec 27, 2013

thanks for sharing

8:02AM PST on Dec 27, 2013

fascinating- thanks

10:00AM PST on Nov 24, 2013

Very Cool.
Thank you.

3:24PM PST on Nov 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing- truly interesting and fascinating places with so much history.

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