Falkland Islands photos

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Flightless steamer duck, on sand beach.  The flightless steamer duck is a marine duck which occupies and guards a set length of coastline as its territory and, as its name suggests, cannot fly, Tachyeres brachypterus, New Island
Flightless steamer duck, on sand beach. The flightless steamer duck is a marine duck which occupies and guards a set length of coastline as its territory and, as its name suggests, cannot fly.
Species: Flightless steamer duck, Tachyeres brachypterus
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23766  
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: 23774  
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: 23829  
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: 23835  
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: 23836  
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: 23837  
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: 23838  
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: 23839  
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: 23840  
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: 23841  
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: 23845  
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: 23850  
Gentoo penguin.  Gentoo penguins reach 36" in height and weigh up to 20 lbs.  They are the fastest swimming species of penguing, feeding in marine crustaceans and fishes, Pygoscelis papua, Carcass Island
Gentoo penguin. Gentoo penguins reach 36" in height and weigh up to 20 lbs. They are the fastest swimming species of penguing, feeding in marine crustaceans and fishes.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23963  
Magellanic penguin, at its burrow in short grass, in the interior of Carcass Island, Spheniscus magellanicus
Magellanic penguin, at its burrow in short grass, in the interior of Carcass Island.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23964  
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: 23965  
Black-browed albatross flying over the ocean, as it travels and forages for food 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 flying over the ocean, as it travels and forages for food 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: 23966  
Gentoo penguins walk through tussock grass.  After foraging in the ocean for food, the penguins make their way to the interior of the island to rest at their colony, Pygoscelis papua, Carcass Island
Gentoo penguins walk through tussock grass. After foraging in the ocean for food, the penguins make their way to the interior of the island to rest at their colony.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23970  
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: 23978  
Two black-browed albatross flying over the ocean at night, travelling and foraging for food 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
Two black-browed albatross flying over the ocean at night, travelling and foraging for food 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: 23979  
Gentoo penguin, vocalizing, atop of hill of tall tussock grass, Pygoscelis papua, Carcass Island
Gentoo penguin, vocalizing, atop of hill of tall tussock grass.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23983  
Magellanic penguins, at their burrow in short grass, in the interior of Carcass Island, Spheniscus magellanicus
Magellanic penguins, at their burrow in short grass, in the interior of Carcass Island.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24063  
Gentoo penguin defends its dead chick (right), from the striated caracara (left) that has just killed it.  The penguin continued to defend its lifeless chick for hours, in spite of the futility and inevitability of the final result.  Striated caracaras eventually took possession of the dead chick and fed upon it, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, Steeple Jason Island
Gentoo penguin defends its dead chick (right), from the striated caracara (left) that has just killed it. The penguin continued to defend its lifeless chick for hours, in spite of the futility and inevitability of the final result. Striated caracaras eventually took possession of the dead chick and fed upon it.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24075  
Black-browed albatross in flight, against a blue sky.  Black-browed albatrosses have a wingspan reaching up to 8', weigh up to 10 lbs and can live 70 years.  They roam the open ocean for food and return to remote islands for mating and rearing their chicks, Thalassarche melanophrys, Steeple Jason Island
Black-browed albatross in flight, against a blue sky. Black-browed albatrosses have a wingspan reaching up to 8', weigh up to 10 lbs and can live 70 years. They roam the open ocean for food and return to remote islands for mating and rearing their chicks.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24076  
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: 24081  
Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, Steeple Jason Island
Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24086  
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: 24110  
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
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.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24117  
Black-browed albatross chick on its nest, 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
Black-browed albatross chick on its nest, 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.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24152  
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: 24224  
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
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.
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23708