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Falkland Islands 1996

The Falkland Islands, also called the Malvinas, are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located 300 miles (483 kilometres) from the coast of South America. They consist of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, together with about 700 smaller islands. Stanley, on East Falkland, is the capital and largest city. The islands are a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, but have been the subject of a claim to by Argentina since the early years of Argentina's independence.
In 1982 the islands were invaded by Argentina, precipitating the two-month-long undeclared Falkland War between Argentina and the United Kingdom, which resulted in the defeat and withdrawal of Argentine forces. Since the war there has been strong economic growth in both fisheries and tourism. The inhabitants of the islands, who are of mainly Scottish descent, are British citizens, and support British sovereignty.
Falkland Skuas mating
Falkland Skuas mating
Ann-Louise and the Flying Doctors Jan-Michael & Åke december 1995
Ann-Louise and the "Flying Doctors" Jan-Michael & Åke december 1995
Port Stanley
Port Stanley
Port Stanley  (trees flagged from wind)
Port Stanley (trees "flagged" from wind)
Port Stanley and Whale bone arch
Port Stanley and Whale bone arch
Port Stanley - Landrover Paradise
Port Stanley - Landrover Paradise
Ship Wreck outside Port Stanley
Ship Wreck outside Port Stanley
Transportation on Pebble Island
Transportation on Pebble Island
Helping myself on Carcass Island
Helping myself on Carcass Island
Sea Lion Island Airport...
Sea Lion Island Airport...
Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher
Upland goose
Upland goose
Rockhopper penguin and young
Rockhopper penguin and young
Rockhopper Penguins doing their best
Rockhopper Penguins doing their best
Turkey Vulture eating young Rockhopper...
Turkey Vulture eating young Rockhopper...
Female Southern Elephant Seal
Female Southern Elephant Seal
Young Elephant Seal
Young Elephant Seal
Tired of photographers ?
Tired of photographers ?
Southern Elephant Seals
Southern Elephant Seals
Young males
Young males
Yes it hurts !! Tussock Bird on the back picking...
Yes it hurts !! Tussock Bird on the back picking...
Tussock Bird picking through skin of Elephant Seal
Tussock Bird picking through skin of Elephant Seal
Striated Caracara
Striated Caracara
Striated Caracara with penguin leg
Striated Caracara with penguin leg
Magellanic Penguin
Magellanic Penguin
Nesting ground for Magellanic Penguin
Nesting ground for Magellanic Penguin
Magellanic Penguins on the beach
Magellanic Penguins on the beach
A busy place for my wife Ann-Louise
A busy place for my wife Ann-Louise
Mating with lots of other penguins around can be difficult
Mating with lots of other penguins around can be difficult
Anything yet? King Penguins
Anything yet? King Penguins
King penguin looking after the egg
King penguin looking after the egg
Hatching is beginning...
Hatching is beginning...
and soon the newborn is coming out
and soon the newborn is coming out
Young King Penguins changing dress
Young King Penguins "changing dress"
Two babies every three years keep you busy
Two babies every three years keep you busy
Old feathers soon covering the ground
Old feathers soon covering the ground
Looks like another beautiful day on the beach
Looks like another beautiful day on the beach
Macaroni Penguins on Saunders Island
Macaroni Penguins on Saunders Island
33 m/s on Saunders Island Magellanic Penguins on the beach)
33 m/s on Saunders Island Magellanic Penguins on the beach)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Falkland form cyanocephalus)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Falkland form cyanocephalus)
Young Red-backed Buzzard
Young Red-backed Buzzard
Local transportation on Saunders Island (Chauffeur 12 years old!)
Local transportation on Saunders Island (Chauffeur 12 years old!)
Black-browed Albatross nest on Saunders Island
Black-browed Albatross nest on Saunders Island
Big, bigger.....
Big, bigger.....
Long time no sea
"Long time no sea"
Getting to know each other better and better...
Getting to know each other better and better...
Getoo choir (a loud place)
Getoo choir (a loud place)
Gentoo Penguin - strong and beautiful
Gentoo Penguin - strong and beautiful
Gentoo kids cooling on the ground a warm day
Gentoo kids cooling on the ground a warm day
Come on guys.... Let´s go in the water again
Come on guys.... Let´s go in the water again
Hurry to the beach....
Hurry to the beach....
Hungry gentoo kid
Hungry gentoo kid
Surfing the waves
Surfing the waves