Excursion to Rockhopper penguins and albatrosses colonies on Saunders Island

25-28/10/2006

The albatross and rockhopper penguin colony is located just 10 minutes walk from the cabin at "The Neck" on Saunders Island and it is easily accessible, letting to enjoy the birds for as long time as you wish.

A colony of rockhopper penguins, appearing as black dots on the mountain's side.

 

Rockhopper penguins, Saunders Island
Rockhopper penguins, Saunders Island Rockhopper penguins, Saunders Island
Rockhopper penguins, Saunders Island
Photos of the rockhopper penguins colony near The Neck cabin on Saunders Island.

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
More photos of rockhopper pengiuns, some of them already having an egg.

 

Rockhopper penguins, Falkland islands
Ahhh... I am SO beautiful!

 

A stream near the penguin colony is used as a source of drinkable water. Click HERE to see a video.

 

A broken penguin egg.

 

Albatross colony, Falkland Islands
Albatross colony, Falkland Islands
Albatross colony, Falkland Islands Albatross colony, Falkland Islands
A beautiful albatross colony on Saunders Island.

 

Albatross building a nest
An albatross building a nest.

 

Albatross colony, Falkland Islands
Albatross colony, Falkland Islands
More photos of albatrosses.

 

Albatrosses with eggs.

 

Albatross colony, Falkland Islands

 

Suddenly, an inquisive albatross walks from the nest very close to me.

 

Albatross, penguin, king cormorant
Albatross, penguin, king cormorant
Albatross, penguin, king cormorant
Albatross, penguin, king cormorant
Albatrosses and rockhopper penguins living all together.

 

 

Flying albatross Flying albatross
Flying albatrosses.

 

FIGAS Islander
It is now time to go back to the airstrip and take a FIGAS flight back to Stanley.

 

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