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falkland Islands, Feb 2009

You can see many, many penguins here because I fell in love with them!
Dripping wet
Dripping wet
Albatross
Albatross
Gentoo
Gentoo
Gentoo penguins are about 3 feet tall and weigh about 13 pounds.
Gentoo penguins are about 3 feet tall and weigh about 13 pounds.
Gentoo x 3
Gentoo x 3
My first King Penguin sighting
My first King Penguin sighting
Not the greatest picture, but look at those cute little baby penguin hineys
Not the greatest picture, but look at those cute little baby penguin hineys
A day at the beach.
A day at the beach.
Let's get the flock out of here!
Let's get the flock out of here!
The screamer.
The screamer.
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Penguins, penguins everywhere
Penguins, penguins everywhere
I loved this one because of the curled foot, the toenail marks in the sand, the closeup of feathers and the stretched out arm.
I loved this one because of the curled foot, the toenail marks in the sand, the closeup of feathers and the stretched out "arm".
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Wide angle
Wide angle
Most penguins can swim about 15 miles per hour.
Most penguins can swim about 15 miles per hour.
Penguins don't fly, they swim.  Someone forgot to tell this guy.
Penguins don't fly, they swim. Someone forgot to tell this guy.
A whole colony leaving the water after feeding.
A whole colony leaving the water after feeding.
Evil little dude!
Evil little dude!
Rockhoppers have bright red eyes.
Rockhoppers have bright red eyes.
They use their flippers to swim.
They use their flippers to swim.
Leaving the water after feeding.
Leaving the water after feeding.
Magellanic Penguin. They burrow and build their nests underground and are very shy.
Magellanic Penguin. They burrow and build their nests underground and are very shy.
Wet flock of rockhoppers
Wet flock of rockhoppers
Oh, yes.  We were lucky to see penguins in sillouette against the sunset.
Oh, yes. We were lucky to see penguins in sillouette against the sunset.
A triple.
A triple.
Foot
Foot
My compadres
My compadres
Wet gentoo in golden light.
Wet gentoo in golden light.
Albatross
Albatross
You can see the landscape here
You can see the landscape here
Flying albatross
Flying albatross
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Clicking their beaks is part of the mating ritual
Clicking their beaks is part of the mating ritual
This guy hasn't finished molting yet.  Not real attractive :)
This guy hasn't finished molting yet. Not real attractive :)
King penguins out for a stroll
King penguins out for a stroll
Gentoo's hunkered down in the blowing sand
Gentoo's hunkered down in the blowing sand
The outside two are whacking each other with their flippers.
The outside two are whacking each other with their flippers.
Now they all are all standing tall. With their necks stretched they are 6-8 taller than normal.
Now they all are all standing tall. With their necks stretched they are 6-8" taller than normal.
The albatross rookery
The albatross rookery
Mom and chick on the nest
Mom and chick on the nest
My favorites, the Rockhoppers
My favorites, the Rockhoppers
He's in mid air. They can jump up and down to get up the rocks
He's in mid air. They can jump up and down to get up the rocks
Walking the trail from the water to home.
Walking the trail from the water to home.
A little scratch
A little scratch
Hootie hoo (not really) see link below to hear them
Hootie hoo (not really) see link below to hear them
Female Sea Lion and pups
Female Sea Lion and pups
South American Sea Lion bull
South American Sea Lion bull
South American Sea Lion bull
South American Sea Lion bull
The kelp can be pretty
The kelp can be pretty
Magellanic Snipe
Magellanic Snipe
Screaming penguin
Screaming penguin
Coming out from down under (the brood patch is what that fold of skin is called)
Coming out from down under (the brood patch is what that fold of skin is called)
I think they are having words
I think they are having words
Trying to sneak back in the brood patch
Trying to sneak back in the brood patch
You can see the egg resting on her feet
You can see the egg resting on her feet
Mom and baby.  The mom and dad take turns taking care of the egg and the chick.
Mom and baby. The mom and dad take turns taking care of the egg and the chick.
Hocking up some food for the baby
Hocking up some food for the baby
If you've seen my other albums you know I love the feet
If you've seen my other albums you know I love the feet
Crested duck stretching his wings
Crested duck stretching his wings
Crested duck
Crested duck
Upland goose
Upland goose
Upland goose closeup
Upland goose closeup
Peale dolphin
Peale dolphin
Commerson's dolphin
Commerson's dolphin
Quite a few Peale's and Commerson's
Quite a few Peale's and Commerson's
Rockhopper waddling down the trail
Rockhopper waddling down the trail
Love, love, love these guys!
Love, love, love these guys!
A little penguin fight
A little penguin fight
Rockhopper close up
Rockhopper close up
Rockhopper close up
Rockhopper close up
Rockhopper close up
Rockhopper close up
Caracara
Caracara
Baby albatross
Baby albatross
Grown albatross (black browed)
Grown albatross (black browed)
Aren't their eyes amazing
Aren't their eyes amazing
Magellanic Penguins burrow under ground. They are shy and crawl in their hole when you walk by.
Magellanic Penguins burrow under ground. They are shy and crawl in their hole when you walk by.
Sea lions
Sea lions
Sea lions
Sea lions
Elephant seal
Elephant seal
Big brown eyes
Big brown eyes
Cute fingers and fingernails
Cute "fingers" and fingernails
Kelp gull
Kelp gull
Rock shag
Rock shag
Duh ...  I feel like this some days
Duh ... I feel like this some days
Landscape shot.  The wind blew like crazy every single minute of every single day.
Landscape shot. The wind blew like crazy every single minute of every single day.
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Mom is caught between a rock and a hard place. Babies want to be fed.
Mom is caught between a rock and a hard place. Babies want to be fed.
A lot of birds
A lot of birds
Rock shag feathers (and feet).  Everywhere.
Rock shag feathers (and feet). Everywhere.
From the small plane. The islands are beautiful from the air.
From the small plane. The islands are beautiful from the air.
Most islands are owned by someone and there aren't many roads, as you can see.
Most islands are owned by someone and there aren't many roads, as you can see.
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Upland goose
Upland goose
South American Sea Lions
South American Sea Lions
Sea lion with baby
Sea lion with baby
Sleeping group of sea lions
Sleeping group of sea lions
One is awake and not very nice
One is awake and not very nice
Male with females and cubs
Male with females and cubs
There were a lt of them
There were a lt of them
Silly elephant seal
Silly elephant seal
Sand in the mouth
Sand in the mouth
Cute
Cute
The feet
The "feet"
Fighting, but not seriously
Fighting, but not seriously
More fighting
More fighting
Pied Oystercatcher
Pied Oystercatcher
Albatross rookery
Albatross rookery
Rockhopper jumping down
Rockhopper jumping down
Blastoff!
Blastoff!
Feeding the baby
Feeding the baby
Yelling at the baby
Yelling at the baby
Coming in for a landing
Coming in for a landing
Another baby feeding
Another baby feeding
Gentoo and Magellanic penguins in the same place (the Magellanics look like they have a C on their head)
Gentoo and Magellanic penguins in the same place (the Magellanics look like they have a "C" on their head)
Penguins, penguins and people everywhere
Penguins, penguins and people everywhere
Nothing like a little peck on the butt.
Nothing like a little peck on the butt.
Close enough for you?
Close enough for you?
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close up penguin-5766.jpg
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baby wanting food-5687.jpg
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peng with camera-5738.jpg
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penguins in wave-5696.jpg
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