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Taken 17-Aug-10

Extreme rock formation in Ballestas Islands

The Ballestas Islands 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 tendril. Other notable species include Humboldt penguins and two varieties of seals (fur seals and sea lions), amongst other mammals.

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Le Isole Ballestas sono un gruppo di piccole isole vicino alla città di Paracas, nella provincia di Pisco, sulla costa meridionale del Perù.
Composte in gran parte da formazioni rocciose, coprono un'area stimata di 0,12 km², e sono un importante santuario per la fauna marina.
Extreme rock formation in Ballestas Islands Peru landscape