The Falkland Islands

Here are more images from The Falkland Islands with an intentionally less poetic foreword. Below you will see Stanley, a quaint island town that strongly displays the British control of the Falkland Islands(be careful who you say this to in Argentina). In no particular order and interspersed with these photos of town are a few gentoo penguins that roamed Saunders Island (also part of the Falklands). The island has been described as "a Caribbean island in the middle of the Southern/South Atlantic Ocean." Saunders is the first place where I learned to lay down, be patient, and watch as curious penguins would gather around and be just as interested in you as you are in them.

A whale skeleton on Saunders Island.

A whale jaw arch in the courtyard of the church in Stanley.


Imagine tall grass in rolling fields that abruptly drops a few hundred feet to the ocean. It's quiet except for the sound of the wind rustling the green blades. Waves crash below. (This probably sounds overly poetic, but I can't describe it any other way). Then a bird with a wingspan anywhere between six and eleven feet swoops inches past your face. That's what West Point Island is like.

The Albatross

Rockhopper penguins, West Point Island (Falkland Islands)

Magellanic penguin, Saunders Island (Falkland Islands)

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