Falkland Islands

The Falklands have had a very turbulent history with many countries trying to take control, Argentina, Spain, Germany and the USA included.  The inhabitants are currently self-governed and protected as a British overseas territory.

There is a population of about 3,000 people on the Falkland Islands primarily involved in Sheep farming, fishing and tourism.  The wild life population far out numbers people as there are many remote locations that allow them to breed undisturbed.

The main species that we were fortunate to see were the Black-browed Albatross and the Rockhopper penguins.  Although we did also see some King Penguins, Magellanic Penguins and Striated Caracara to name a few.

The initial pictures are shown below as a simple collage.  In time, I will frame and title the pictures to match the rest of the site.  Clicking on a picture will display the full image.

Westpoint Island, Falkland Islands
Westpoint Island, Falkland Islands
Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
Black-browed Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguin
Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguins
King Penguins
King Penguins
King Penguins
Striated Caracara
Snowy Sheathbill
Snowy Sheathbill
Oyster Catcher
Turkey Vulture
Falkland Thrush
Falkland Thrush
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