In December, 2012, I joined 6 other photographers and Charles Glatzer in a two week photo tour of the Falkland Islands. We started in Stanley, where 75% of the population lives, visited Volunteer point, then flew to Bleaker Island. Then Sea Lion Island and Saunders Island, returning for a day at Stanley before heading home.

We typically spent three nights at each location. The primary photo ops were four different species of penguins. But we also saw a lot of other birds and wildlife.

My trip report is here.

The galleries are organized around the different places we stayed. I hope you enjoy the images.

From Wikipedia: The Falkland Islands (/ˈfɒlklənd/ or /ˈfɔːlklənd/; Spanish: Islas Malvinas) are an archipelago located in the South Atlantic Ocean on thePatagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 310 miles (500 kilometres) east of the Patagoinian coast at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago which has an area of 4,700 square miles (12,173 square kilometres) comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. The islands, a British Overseas Territory, enjoy a large degree of internal self-government with the United Kingdom guaranteeing good government and taking responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The capital and only city is Stanley on East Falkland.
Controversy exists over the Falklands' original discovery and subsequent colonisation by Europeans. At various times there have been French, British, Spanish, and Argentine settlements. Britain re-established its rule in 1833, though the islands continue to be claimed byArgentina. In 1982, following Argentina's invasion of the islands, the two-month-long undeclared Falklands War between both countries resulted in the surrender of all Argentine forces and the return of the islands to British administration.
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