Falklands Photos

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Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23828  
Magellanic penguins, coming ashore on a sandy beach.  Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years.  They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans, Spheniscus magellanicus, New Island
Magellanic penguins, coming ashore on a sandy beach. Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years. They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23924  
Black-browed albatross in flight, at sea.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross in flight, at sea. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23962  
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23833  
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults.  The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, New Island
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults. The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23722  
Kelp goose eating kelp, chick and adult male showing entirely white plumage.  The kelp goose is noted for eating only seaweed, primarily of the genus ulva.  It inhabits rocky coastline habitats where it forages for kelp, Chloephaga hybrida, Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum, New Island
Kelp goose eating kelp, chick and adult male showing entirely white plumage. The kelp goose is noted for eating only seaweed, primarily of the genus ulva. It inhabits rocky coastline habitats where it forages for kelp.
Species: Kelp goose, Chloephaga hybrida, Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23752  
Patagonian crested duck, spreading its wings.  The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae.  The male and female are similar in appearance, Lophonetta specularioides, New Island
Patagonian crested duck, spreading its wings. The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae. The male and female are similar in appearance.
Species: Crested duck, Lophonetta specularioides
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23763  
Magellanic penguins, in grasslands at the opening of their underground burrow.  Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years.  They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans, Spheniscus magellanicus, New Island
Magellanic penguins, in grasslands at the opening of their underground burrow. Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years. They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23776  
Black-browed albatross in flight, over the enormous colony at Steeple Jason Island in the Falklands, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross in flight, over the enormous colony at Steeple Jason Island in the Falklands.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24077  
Steeple Jason Island, southwestern exposure, looking south pass the isthmus toward the southern half of the island.  Steeple Jason is one of the remote Jason Group of Islands in the West Falklands.  Uninhabited, the island is spectacular both for its rugged scenery and its enormous breeding colony of black-browed albatross.  Steeple Jason Island is now owned and administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society
Steeple Jason Island, southwestern exposure, looking south pass the isthmus toward the southern half of the island. Steeple Jason is one of the remote Jason Group of Islands in the West Falklands. Uninhabited, the island is spectacular both for its rugged scenery and its enormous breeding colony of black-browed albatross. Steeple Jason Island is now owned and administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24085  
Imperial shag or blue-eyed shag, in tussock grass.  The Imperial Shag is about 30" long and 4-8 lbs, with males averaging larger than females.  It can dive as deep as 80' while foraging for small benthic fish, crustaceans, polychaetes, gastropods and octopuses, Leucocarbo atriceps, Phalacrocorax atriceps, New Island
Imperial shag or blue-eyed shag, in tussock grass. The Imperial Shag is about 30" long and 4-8 lbs, with males averaging larger than females. It can dive as deep as 80' while foraging for small benthic fish, crustaceans, polychaetes, gastropods and octopuses.
Species: Imperial shag, Leucocarbo atriceps, Phalacrocorax atriceps
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23761  
Upland goose, male, walking across grasslands. Males have a white head and breast, females are brown with black-striped wings and yellow feet. Upland geese are 24-29"  long and weigh about 7 lbs, Chloephaga picta, New Island
Upland goose, male, walking across grasslands. Males have a white head and breast, females are brown with black-striped wings and yellow feet. Upland geese are 24-29" long and weigh about 7 lbs.
Species: Upland goose, Chloephaga picta
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23769  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23830  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23832  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23834  
Magellanic penguins walk through tussock grass, on their way to their burrows after foraging at sea all day, Spheniscus magellanicus, Carcass Island
Magellanic penguins walk through tussock grass, on their way to their burrows after foraging at sea all day.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24000  
Upland goose, male, beside pond in the interior of Carcass Island near Leopard Beach, Chloephaga picta
Upland goose, male, beside pond in the interior of Carcass Island near Leopard Beach.
Species: Upland goose, Chloephaga picta
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24011  
Black-browed albatross, in flight over the ocean.  The wingspan of the black-browed albatross can reach 10', it can weigh up to 10 lbs and live for as many as 70 years, Thalassarche melanophrys, Steeple Jason Island
Black-browed albatross, in flight over the ocean. The wingspan of the black-browed albatross can reach 10', it can weigh up to 10 lbs and live for as many as 70 years.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24144  
Black-browed albatross, Steeple Jason Island.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross, Steeple Jason Island. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24151  
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands.  True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves.  Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years.  They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands. True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves. Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years. They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23744  
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23831  
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands.  True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves.  Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years.  They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands. True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves. Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years. They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23742  
Northeastern coast of Steeple Jason Island, looking toward the southern half of the island.  Steeple Jason is one of the remote Jason Group of Islands in the West Falklands.  Uninhabited, the island is spectacular both for its rugged scenery and its enormous breeding colony of black-browed albatross.  Steeple Jason Island is now owned and administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society
Northeastern coast of Steeple Jason Island, looking toward the southern half of the island. Steeple Jason is one of the remote Jason Group of Islands in the West Falklands. Uninhabited, the island is spectacular both for its rugged scenery and its enormous breeding colony of black-browed albatross. Steeple Jason Island is now owned and administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24101  
Black-browed albatross colony on Steeple Jason Island in the Falklands.  This is the largest breeding colony of black-browed albatrosses in the world, numbering in the hundreds of thousands of breeding pairs.  The albatrosses lay eggs in September and October, and tend a single chick that will fledge in about 120 days, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross colony on Steeple Jason Island in the Falklands. This is the largest breeding colony of black-browed albatrosses in the world, numbering in the hundreds of thousands of breeding pairs. The albatrosses lay eggs in September and October, and tend a single chick that will fledge in about 120 days.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24122  
Black-browed albatross in flight.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 3137" long with a 7994" wingspan and an average weight of 6.410 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross in flight. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 3137" long with a 7994" wingspan and an average weight of 6.410 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23715  
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults.  The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, New Island
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults. The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23724  
Rockhopper penguin.  This juvenile has not yet developed the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults.  The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, New Island
Rockhopper penguin. This juvenile has not yet developed the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults. The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23725  
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults.  The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, New Island
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults. The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23726  
Kelp goose chicks, nestled on sand between rocks.  The kelp goose is noted for eating only seaweed, primarily of the genus ulva.  It inhabits rocky coastline habitats where it forages for kelp, Chloephaga hybrida, Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum, New Island
Kelp goose chicks, nestled on sand between rocks. The kelp goose is noted for eating only seaweed, primarily of the genus ulva. It inhabits rocky coastline habitats where it forages for kelp.
Species: Kelp goose, Chloephaga hybrida, Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23753  
Patagonian crested duck, adult and chick on sand beach.  The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae.  The male and female are similar in appearance, Lophonetta specularioides, New Island
Patagonian crested duck, adult and chick on sand beach. The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae. The male and female are similar in appearance.
Species: Crested duck, Lophonetta specularioides
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23757  
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