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Magellanic penguin, 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 Snowy sheathbill in flight, flying over the ocean, Chionis alba, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Pygoscelis papua, 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, 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, Spheniscus magellanicus, New Island Gentoo penguin, returning from the sea after foraging for crustaceans, krill and fish, Pygoscelis papua, Carcass Island Magellanic penguin, juvenile, coming ashore on a sand beach after foraging at sea, Spheniscus magellanicus, Carcass Island Kelp goose, male with chick, Chloephaga hybrida, Carcass Island 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 Doug Cheeseman (left), founder of Cheeseman's Ecology Safaris, and professional photographer and guide Patrick Endres (right) enjoy the spectacle of the enormous breeding colony of black-browed albatrosses at Steeple Jason Island, 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, Thalassarche melanophrys Black-browed albatross, courtship and mutual preening behavior between two mated adults on the nest, Steeple Jason Island breeding colony.  Black-browed albatrosses begin breeding at about 10 years, and lay a single egg each season, 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, Thalassarche melanophrys Steeple Jason Island, 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 Black-browed albatross, courtship and mutual preening behavior between two mated adults on the nest, Steeple Jason Island breeding colony.  Black-browed albatrosses begin breeding at about 10 years, and lay a single egg each season, Thalassarche melanophrys Black-browed albatross, feeding its chick on the nest by regurgitating food it was swallowed while foraging at sea, Steeple Jason Island breeding colony.  The single egg is laid in September or October.  Incubation takes 68 to 71 days, after which the chick is tended alternately by both adults until it fledges about 120 days later, Thalassarche melanophrys Zodiac boats, are lowered into the ocean from the ship M/V Polar Star in preparation for a day exploring New Island in the Falklands 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, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome Visitors to New Island, in the Falkland Islands view rockhopper penguins coming and going along the rocky intertidal zone, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome Sunset viewed through the window of my cabin on the M/V Polar Star, somewhere between Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island Black-browed albatross, adult and chick, at the enormous 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 Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island Steeple Jason Island viewed from the M/V Polar Star.  Steeple Jason is one of the remote Jason Group of Islands in the West Falklands.  Two large mounds of tussock grass, common throughout the Falkland Islands, are seen. 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 Gentoo penguin colony, set above and inland from the ocean on flat grasslands.  Individual nests are formed of small rocks collected by the penguins, New Island Interesting rock formations on plateau atop New Island Tall seacliffs overlook the southern Atlantic Ocean, a habitat on which albatross and penguin reside, New Island Typical grasslands of the Falkland Islands, a pastoral setting with old wooden fence and rolling fields, icebreaker ship M/V Polar Star at anchor just offshore, New Island Typical grasslands of the Falkland Islands, with icebreak ship M/V Polar Star at anchor just offshore, New Island Ponds and grasses, in the interior of Carcass Island near Dyke Bay Visitors walk across Carcass Island, named for the HMS Carcass which surveyed the island in 1766

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