Day tour on Sea Lion Island to observe different penguins and birds

25-28/10/2006

The coastline of Sea Lion Island is a place of staggering beauty, where vertical walls of rocks, falling straight into the southern ocean, are the home of Rockhopper penguins, king cormorants, rock cormorants and many other birds.

Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands Rockhopper point, on Sea Lion Island, is located about one hour on foot from the lodge (I bring a packed lunch with me, as the plan is to stay out all day). Like on Bleaker Island, the landscape is quite flat and the ground is entirely covered with very low shrubs and grass. About halfway, there are small lakes with upland / kelp gooses and other birds.

 

Cliffs at Rockhopper Point, Falkland Islands
I finally reach Rockhopper point, where there are cliffs of staggering beauty.

 

Cliffs at Rockhopper Point, Falkland Islands Cliffs at Rockhopper Point, Falkland Islands
Photos of Sea Lion Island on the Falkland Islands.

 

Cliffs at Rockhopper Point, Falkland Islands
Waves crashing violently on the rocks in Sea Lion Island. Click HERE to see a video.

 

King cormorants colony King cormorants colony
King cormorants colony
Colonies of king cormorants and rockhopper penguins are on the top of these impressive cliffs.

 

King cormorants colony

 

Rockhopper penguins, Sea Lion Island Rockhopper penguins, Sea Lion Island
Rockhopper penguins, Sea Lion Island
Rockhopper penguins, Sea Lion Island Photos of rockhopper penguins.

 

 

Rockhopper penguins, Sea Lion Island
Rockhopper penguins, Sea Lion Island
Rockhopper penguins, Sea Lion Island
More photos of rockhopper penguins on Sea Lion Island

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
A rockhopper penguin having a rest halfway between the ocean and the colony.

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
Some rockhopper penguin showing the first eggs.

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
Views on the lovely yellow feathers on their head, and their pink feet.

 

A penguin busy in nest building.

 

Where are the feet?

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
Penguins going to drink in a pool near the colony. There are two videos showing the rockhopper penguins jumping between the rocks to reach the pool and the colony. Click the followings links to see them:

MOVIE 1
| MOVIE 2

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands

 

Photos of king cormorants, often living together with rockhopper penguins.

 

King cormorants, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands King cormorants, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
A small colony of king cormorants.

 

Rock cormorants
Rock cormorants nesting on the walls of the impressive cliffs.

 

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