Day tour on Sea Lion Island to observe different penguins and birds
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.
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.
I finally reach Rockhopper point, where there are cliffs of staggering beauty.
Photos of Sea Lion Island on the Falkland Islands.
Waves crashing violently on the rocks in Sea Lion Island. Click HERE to see a video.
Photos of rockhopper penguins.
A rockhopper penguin having a rest halfway between the ocean and the colony.
Some rockhopper penguin showing the first eggs.
Views on the lovely yellow feathers on their head, and their pink feet.
A penguin busy in nest building.
Where are the feet?
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 2
Photos of king cormorants, often living together with rockhopper penguins.
A small colony of king cormorants.
Rock cormorants nesting on the walls of the impressive cliffs.