Day tour to Volunteer Point from Stanley

31/10/2006 - 03/11/2006

Day tour to Volunteer Point, located about two and half hours from Stanley, driving on gravel roads as well as off-road. Volunteer Point has wonderful landscape, a huge white sand beach, many penguins and a huge colony of King penguins.

Port Louis, Falkland Islands Johnson's Harbour, Falkland Islands
Driving from Stanley to Volunteer Point. In the pictures, Port Louis and Johnson's Harbour. Here, the gravel road finishes and the driving continues completely off-road.

 

Camping in Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands
As accomodation, I choose my tent, where I will camp for three nights. Although Volunteer Point is offered as a day tour from Stanley, it worth to spend some nights there to better enjoy the place and the penguins with more peace of mind.

 

Magellanic penguin burrows Magellanic penguin
Magellanic penguin
Magellanic penguin
Magellanic penguin
Photos of Magellanic penguins living in their burrows at Volunteer Point.

 

Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands
Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands
Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands
The wonderful white beach at Volunteer Point hosting gentoo and king penguins.

 

Magellanic oystercatcher Magellanic oystercatcher
A Magellanic oystercatcher, a bird quite common in the Falkland Islands.

 

Gentoo penguin colony at Volunteer point Gentoo penguin colony at Volunteer point
Gentoo penguin colony at Volunteer point Gentoo penguin colony at Volunteer point
A colony of gentoo penguins. For more pictures of gentoo penguins, please see my other pages on the Falklands, as there are really many.

 

Sheep and lamb, Falkland Islands Sheep and lamb, Falkland Islands
Sheep and lamb, Falkland Islands Sheeps and penguins all together. In this period of the year, there are also many lambs.

 

Gentoo penguin

 

Gentoo penguins on the beach and walking to the colony.

 

 

Volunteer Point
Gentoo and king penguins on the beach.

 

Volunteer Point
A king penguin walks back to the colony, under an approaching rain shower.

 

Volunteer Point
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
The beautiful landscape at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands.

 

Volunteer Point

 

 

Volunteer Point, Falkland islands

 

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