Cape Lookout (South Shetland Islands)

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Cape Lookout, also known as Cabo Fossatti or Cabo Vigia, is a steep cape, 240 m high, marking the southern extremity of Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name Cape Lookout appears on a map of 1822 by Captain George Powell, a British sealer, and is now established in international usage.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The site has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 12,000 pairs of chinstrap penguins.[1]


  1. ^ "Cape Lookout, Elephant Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 

Coordinates: 61°16′S 55°12′W / 61.267°S 55.200°W / -61.267; -55.200