Steeple Jason Island, #24085



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. Falkland Islands, United Kingdom, natural history stock photograph, photo id 24085Add To Light Table
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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. Falkland Islands, United Kingdom

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Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
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