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Images taken on a 2 week photo trip with Ralph Paonessa (who leads Photo Workshops/Adventures) and 6 other photographers in January 2011 to the Falkland Islands. I took over 7,000 photographs plus some video so there are many more that I like but here are some 174 favorites that I hope you will enjoy. I will probably add more as I get more time but this is a good overview of the wonderful wildlife I encountered there. I flew from Boston to Santiago, Chile where I met the others and after 2 nights there we flew to Mt. Pleasant and the capital of the Falklands - Stanley. From there took 8 seater planes to 3 different islands - Carcass, Saunders (where we spent 4 nights in the Portacabin at the Neck (our most "primitive" lodging and then 2 nights at the Settlement (farm), and Bleaker - and then back to Stanley where we spent a day (in the rain) photographing 1,000 King Penguins at Volunteer Point (a 3 hour Land Rover ride from our hotel). See the last images of the King Penguins photographed in the rain (bet you can't tell it's raining) at Volunteer Point on our last day of photography -- and I eventually did ruin my camera after these pictures were taken but it was worth it!
An absolutely fabulous trip!! I was in penguin heaven and this is a very special and magical place. Ralph was an excellent leader we all lucked out with a very friendly and easy going group of photographers who all got along very well (see last image in front of our hotel in Stanley before leaving for home). All images taken with the Canon 40D and the Canon 100-400 IS lens.

2011-12 - still working on more images for an eventual self-published book. After the image of our photo group in Stanley on our last day are additional images I've worked on since originally posting images in this gallery so they are not in order as the others are before the group shot. I will be adding even more.
Fallkland Islands sign.jpg
Fallkland Islands sign.jpg
Gentoo colonies on the Neck.jpg
Gentoo colonies on the Neck.jpg
Gentoo calling by sea.jpg
Gentoo calling by sea.jpg
Gentoo Pair on rocks.jpg
Gentoo Pair on rocks.jpg
Gentoo splashing in.jpg
Gentoo splashing in.jpg
Gentoo walking in the water.jpg
Gentoo walking in the water.jpg
Gentoos and Dolphin Gulls.jpg
Gentoos and Dolphin Gulls.jpg
Gentoo porpoising.jpg
Gentoo porpoising.jpg
Gentoos coming in from the sea 3.jpg
Gentoos coming in from the sea 3.jpg
Gentoos coming out of water.jpg
Gentoos coming out of water.jpg
Gentoos on the rocks.jpg
Gentoos on the rocks.jpg
Gentoos returning from sea.jpg
Gentoos returning from sea.jpg
Gentoos returning from the sea.jpg
Gentoos returning from the sea.jpg
Gentoos running by water.jpg
Gentoos running by water.jpg
Gentoos splashing.jpg
Gentoos splashing.jpg
Gentoo Penguin in pink sunset.jpg
Gentoo Penguin in pink sunset.jpg
Gentoo in pink sunset 2.jpg
Gentoo in pink sunset 2.jpg
Gentoo in pink sunset 3.jpg
Gentoo in pink sunset 3.jpg
Penguins silhouetted at Neck at Sunset.jpg
Penguins silhouetted at Neck at Sunset.jpg
Penguins at Neck at Sunset.jpg
Penguins at Neck at Sunset.jpg
Penguins at Neck at Sunset 2.jpg
Penguins at Neck at Sunset 2.jpg
View of the Neck 1.jpg
View of the Neck 1.jpg
View of Neck 2.jpg
View of Neck 2.jpg
View of the Neck 3.jpg
View of the Neck 3.jpg
Portocabin from rookery.jpg
Portocabin from rookery.jpg
Portacabin with caracaras at Neck.jpg
Portacabin with caracaras at Neck.jpg
Dolphin Gull stretching.jpg
Dolphin Gull stretching.jpg
Dolphin Gull Pair.jpg
Dolphin Gull Pair.jpg
Brown-hooded Gulls.jpg
Brown-hooded Gulls.jpg
King Penguin Portrait.jpg
King Penguin Portrait.jpg
King Penguins in grass.jpg
King Penguins in grass.jpg
King Penguins on sand.jpg
King Penguins on sand.jpg
King Penguins in Sandstorm 1.jpg
King Penguins in Sandstorm 1.jpg
King Penguins in sandstorm 2.jpg
King Penguins in sandstorm 2.jpg
King Penguins in sandstorm 3.jpg
King Penguins in sandstorm 3.jpg
King Penguins and Magellanic in sandstorm.jpg
King Penguins and Magellanic in sandstorm.jpg
King Penguin lifting up in sandstorm.jpg
King Penguin lifting up in sandstorm.jpg
King Penguin calling in sandstone.jpg
King Penguin calling in sandstone.jpg
King Penguin cuddle in sandstorm.jpg
King Penguin cuddle in sandstorm.jpg
King Penguin cuddle in sandstorm 2.jpg
King Penguin cuddle in sandstorm 2.jpg
Black-browed Albatross rookery at Neck.jpg
Black-browed Albatross rookery at Neck.jpg
Black-browed Albatross spreading wings.jpg
Black-browed Albatross spreading wings.jpg
Black-browed Albatross in flight.jpg
Black-browed Albatross in flight.jpg
Black-browed Albatross in Flight 2.jpg
Black-browed Albatross in Flight 2.jpg
Black-browed Albatross preening chick.jpg
Black-browed Albatross preening chick.jpg
Black-browed Albatross and Rockhopper Penguin rookery on West Point.jpg
Black-browed Albatross and Rockhopper Penguin rookery on West Point.jpg
Black-browed Albatross family.jpg
Black-browed Albatross family.jpg
Black browed Albatross and Chick.jpg
Black browed Albatross and Chick.jpg
Black-browed Albatross rivalry on cliff.jpg
Black-browed Albatross rivalry on cliff.jpg
Albatross Love 1.jpg
Albatross Love 1.jpg
Black-browed Albatross Love 2.jpg
Black-browed Albatross Love 2.jpg
Black-browed Albatross Love closer.jpg
Black-browed Albatross Love closer.jpg
Black-browed Albatross portrait.jpg
Black-browed Albatross portrait.jpg
Dave photographing Albatross.jpg
Dave photographing Albatross.jpg
Straited Caracara Hovering.jpg
Straited Caracara Hovering.jpg
Striated Caracara staring.jpg
Striated Caracara staring.jpg
Striated Caracara in yellow flowers.jpg
Striated Caracara in yellow flowers.jpg
Rockhopper penguins in tussoc grass on West Point.jpg
Rockhopper penguins in tussoc grass on West Point.jpg
Rockhopper group in tussoc grass.jpg
Rockhopper group in tussoc grass.jpg
Rockhopper Nursery.jpg
Rockhopper Nursery.jpg
Imperial Shag rookery on Carcass Island.jpg
Imperial Shag rookery on Carcass Island.jpg
Imperial Shag rookery on Carcass 2.jpg
Imperial Shag rookery on Carcass 2.jpg
Sandy at Imperial Shag rookery.jpg
Sandy at Imperial Shag rookery.jpg
Imperial Shag family.jpg
Imperial Shag family.jpg
Imperial Shag Family 2.jpg
Imperial Shag Family 2.jpg
Imperial Shag with 2 juveniles.jpg
Imperial Shag with 2 juveniles.jpg
Imperial Shag with young.jpg
Imperial Shag with young.jpg
Imperial Shag and young on nest.jpg
Imperial Shag and young on nest.jpg
Imperial Shag and juvenile.jpg
Imperial Shag and juvenile.jpg
Imperial Shag and chick.jpg
Imperial Shag and chick.jpg
Imperial Shag Portrait.jpg
Imperial Shag Portrait.jpg
Imperial Shag Portrait 2.jpg
Imperial Shag Portrait 2.jpg
Imperial Shag rookery on Bleaker Island.jpg
Imperial Shag rookery on Bleaker Island.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark at West Point.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark at West Point.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark on beach.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark on beach.jpg
Female Long-tailed Meadowlark.jpg
Female Long-tailed Meadowlark.jpg
Black-necked Swan and cignets on back.jpg
Black-necked Swan and cignets on back.jpg
Black-necked swans with cignets.jpg
Black-necked swans with cignets.jpg
Black-necked swans with cignets on back 2.jpg
Black-necked swans with cignets on back 2.jpg
Black-necked Swan on ocean.jpg
Black-necked Swan on ocean.jpg
Magellanic Penguins in Sandstorm.jpg
Magellanic Penguins in Sandstorm.jpg
Magellanic Penguins on rocks.jpg
Magellanic Penguins on rocks.jpg
Magellanic Penguin and chicks.jpg
Magellanic Penguin and chicks.jpg
Magellanic penguins and juveniles in sandstorm 2.jpg
Magellanic penguins and juveniles in sandstorm 2.jpg
Magellanic penguin pair in red grass.jpg
Magellanic penguin pair in red grass.jpg
Magellanic penguin and chick.jpg
Magellanic penguin and chick.jpg
Blackish Oystercatcher.jpg
Blackish Oystercatcher.jpg
Magellenic Oystercatcher Displaying.jpg
Magellenic Oystercatcher Displaying.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher Family.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher Family.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher feeding chick.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher feeding chick.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher cuddling chick.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher cuddling chick.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher baby.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher baby.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher after bathiing.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher after bathiing.jpg
Rock Shag.jpg
Rock Shag.jpg
Sea Lion Family.jpg
Sea Lion Family.jpg
Sea Lion Family 2.jpg
Sea Lion Family 2.jpg
Elephant Seal.jpg
Elephant Seal.jpg
Elephant Seals.jpg
Elephant Seals.jpg
Elephant Seal yawning.jpg
Elephant Seal yawning.jpg
Rockhopper Penguin.jpg
Rockhopper Penguin.jpg
Rockhopper waving.jpg
Rockhopper waving.jpg
Rockhopper with yellow rocks.jpg
Rockhopper with yellow rocks.jpg
Rockhoppers and reflections.jpg
Rockhoppers and reflections.jpg
Rockhoppers by flowers.jpg
Rockhoppers by flowers.jpg
Rockhoppers coming down.jpg
Rockhoppers coming down.jpg
Rockhoppers porpoising.jpg
Rockhoppers porpoising.jpg
Rockhopper porpoising.jpg
Rockhopper porpoising.jpg
Rockhopper pair.jpg
Rockhopper pair.jpg
Rockhoppers in pool.jpg
Rockhoppers in pool.jpg
Rockhoppers waiting to jump.jpg
Rockhoppers waiting to jump.jpg
Rockhopper jumps from rock.jpg
Rockhopper jumps from rock.jpg
Rockhopper jumps off rock.jpg
Rockhopper jumps off rock.jpg
Rockhopper group at Neck.jpg
Rockhopper group at Neck.jpg
Rockhopper argument.jpg
Rockhopper argument.jpg
Rockhopper Duo.jpg
Rockhopper Duo.jpg
Rockhopper penguins coming up on rock.jpg
Rockhopper penguins coming up on rock.jpg
Rockhopper and Imperial Cormorant rookery.jpg
Rockhopper and Imperial Cormorant rookery.jpg
Rockhopper cuddle.jpg
Rockhopper cuddle.jpg
Rockhopper penguin on cliff.jpg
Rockhopper penguin on cliff.jpg
Rockhopper on cliff 2.jpg
Rockhopper on cliff 2.jpg
Rockhopper penguin on cliff 3.jpg
Rockhopper penguin on cliff 3.jpg
Rockhopper penguin portrait.jpg
Rockhopper penguin portrait.jpg
Rockhopper Love at the shower.jpg
Rockhopper Love at the shower.jpg
Rockhopper in shower 1.jpg
Rockhopper in shower 1.jpg
Rockhopper penguin shower 2_IMG_9023.jpg
Rockhopper penguin shower 2_IMG_9023.jpg
Rockhopper penguin shower 3.jpg
Rockhopper penguin shower 3.jpg
Sandy by rockhopper shower.jpg
Sandy by rockhopper shower.jpg
Rockhopper looking at Sandys lens and boot.jpg
Rockhopper looking at Sandys lens and boot.jpg
Sandy with rockhoppers.jpg
Sandy with rockhoppers.jpg
Sandy with rockhoppers.jpg
Sandy with rockhoppers.jpg
Black- throated Finch.jpg
Black- throated Finch.jpg
Falklands Grass Wren.jpg
Falklands Grass Wren.jpg
Rufous-chested Dotterel.jpg
Rufous-chested Dotterel.jpg
Two-banded Plover portrait.jpg
Two-banded Plover portrait.jpg
Two-banded Plover in the rain.jpg
Two-banded Plover in the rain.jpg
Gentoo babies chasing mom.jpg
Gentoo babies chasing mom.jpg
Gentoo baby chasing mom.jpg
Gentoo baby chasing mom.jpg
Gentoo baby chasing mom.jpg
Gentoo baby chasing mom.jpg
Gentoos babies chasing mom.jpg
Gentoos babies chasing mom.jpg
Gentoo babies chasing mom.jpg
Gentoo babies chasing mom.jpg
Gentoo babies waiting.jpg
Gentoo babies waiting.jpg
Gentoo baby Yelling.jpg
Gentoo baby Yelling.jpg
Baby Gentoo chasing mom.jpg
Baby Gentoo chasing mom.jpg
Baby Gentoo chases mom into water.jpg
Baby Gentoo chases mom into water.jpg
Baby Gentoo chasing mom in ocean.jpg
Baby Gentoo chasing mom in ocean.jpg
Baby Gentoos waiting by the sea for mom.jpg
Baby Gentoos waiting by the sea for mom.jpg
Gentoo and baby.jpg
Gentoo and baby.jpg
Gentoo feeding chick.jpg
Gentoo feeding chick.jpg
Skua in red grass.jpg
Skua in red grass.jpg
Falkland Skua and chick.jpg
Falkland Skua and chick.jpg
Falkland Sku chicks.jpg
Falkland Sku chicks.jpg
Flightless Steamer Duck and ducklings.jpg
Flightless Steamer Duck and ducklings.jpg
Magellanic Snipe.jpg
Magellanic Snipe.jpg
White-tufted Grebe.jpg
White-tufted Grebe.jpg
Silvery Grebe.jpg
Silvery Grebe.jpg
Silver Teal.jpg
Silver Teal.jpg
Walking to a rookery on Carcass Island.jpg
Walking to a rookery on Carcass Island.jpg
Lodging on Bleaker.jpg
Lodging on Bleaker.jpg
King Penguin rookery at Volunteer Point.jpg
King Penguin rookery at Volunteer Point.jpg
King Penguin rookery 2.jpg
King Penguin rookery 2.jpg
King Penguins slapping flight.jpg
King Penguins slapping flight.jpg
King and Magellanic penguins walking on beach.jpg
King and Magellanic penguins walking on beach.jpg
King and Magellanic penguins walking to beach 2.jpg
King and Magellanic penguins walking to beach 2.jpg
King Penguins on Beach at Volunteer Point.jpg
King Penguins on Beach at Volunteer Point.jpg
King Penguins grouped on beach.jpg
King Penguins grouped on beach.jpg
King Penguins walking to the sea.jpg
King Penguins walking to the sea.jpg
King Penguins walking into sea.jpg
King Penguins walking into sea.jpg
King Penguins by the sea.jpg
King Penguins by the sea.jpg
King Penguins at water and 2 calling.jpg
King Penguins at water and 2 calling.jpg
King Penguins about to enter sea.jpg
King Penguins about to enter sea.jpg
King penguin pair about to enter the water.jpg
King penguin pair about to enter the water.jpg
King Penguin coming out spraying.jpg
King Penguin coming out spraying.jpg
King penguin pair in water.jpg
King penguin pair in water.jpg
Falklands group at Malvina House in Stanley.jpg
Falklands group at Malvina House in Stanley.jpg
Black necked swans upland geese.jpg
Black necked swans upland geese.jpg
Falkland sheep.jpg
Falkland sheep.jpg
Gentoo  baby cries near mom.jpg
Gentoo baby cries near mom.jpg
Gentoo baby chases mom.jpg
Gentoo baby chases mom.jpg
Gentoo feeding baby fish.jpg
Gentoo feeding baby fish.jpg
Gentoo duo about to enter sea.jpg
Gentoo duo about to enter sea.jpg
Gentoo colony activity.jpg
Gentoo colony activity.jpg
Gentoo trio.jpg
Gentoo trio.jpg
Gentoos marching.jpg
Gentoos marching.jpg
Gentoos trio by water.jpg
Gentoos trio by water.jpg
Gentoo passing Magellanics.jpg
Gentoo passing Magellanics.jpg
Gentoo porpoising.jpg
Gentoo porpoising.jpg
Gentoos porpoising.jpg
Gentoos porpoising.jpg
Imperial Shag walking.jpg
Imperial Shag walking.jpg
Imperial Shag family.jpg
Imperial Shag family.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark on cliff.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark on cliff.jpg
Long-tailed Meadowlark staring.tif
Long-tailed Meadowlark staring.tif
King penguin flapping by sea.jpg
King penguin flapping by sea.jpg
King penguin scratching.jpg
King penguin scratching.jpg
King penguin molting.jpg
King penguin molting.jpg
Magellanic baby swimming.jpg
Magellanic baby swimming.jpg
Magellanic Penguins on beach.jpg
Magellanic Penguins on beach.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher landing.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher landing.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher with baby.jpg
Magellanic Oystercatcher with baby.jpg
Returning over the cliff.jpg
Returning over the cliff.jpg
Rockhopper pair in shower.jpg
Rockhopper pair in shower.jpg
Rockhopper shower for 2.jpg
Rockhopper shower for 2.jpg
Rockhoppers moving forward.jpg
Rockhoppers moving forward.jpg
Rockhopper pair returning.jpg
Rockhopper pair returning.jpg
Rockhopper groups 1.jpg
Rockhopper groups 1.jpg
Rockhopper group 2.jpg
Rockhopper group 2.jpg
Rockhopper about to jump.jpg
Rockhopper about to jump.jpg
Rockhopper jumping.jpg
Rockhopper jumping.jpg
Rock Shag calling.jpg
Rock Shag calling.jpg
Rock Shag and Juvenile.jpg
Rock Shag and Juvenile.jpg
Eduard at Bleaker arrival_.jpg
Eduard at Bleaker arrival_.jpg
Sheep  near Magelanic.jpg
Sheep near Magelanic.jpg
View of the Neck.jpg
View of the Neck.jpg
King and Magellanics on beach.jpg
King and Magellanics on beach.jpg
King Penguin about to dive.tif
King Penguin about to dive.tif
King Penguin juvenile molting.jpg
King Penguin juvenile molting.jpg
King Penguin pair by water.jpg
King Penguin pair by water.jpg
King Penguin pair 2.jpg
King Penguin pair 2.jpg
King Penguin pair together.tif
King Penguin pair together.tif
King Penguin preens in sandstorm.jpg
King Penguin preens in sandstorm.jpg
King Penguin stretching.jpg
King Penguin stretching.jpg
King Penguins watching the sea.jpg
King Penguins watching the sea.jpg
King Penguins by sea 2.jpg
King Penguins by sea 2.jpg
King Penguins in surf.jpg
King Penguins in surf.jpg
Gentoo babies.jpg
Gentoo babies.jpg
Gentoo preening at sunset.tif
Gentoo preening at sunset.tif
Gentoo at sunset.jpg
Gentoo at sunset.jpg
Gentoo baby cuddling.jpg
Gentoo baby cuddling.jpg
Gentoo feeds baby.jpg
Gentoo feeds baby.jpg
Gentoo leaping.jpg
Gentoo leaping.jpg
Rockhopper by flowers.jpg
Rockhopper by flowers.jpg
Rockhopper family.jpg
Rockhopper family.jpg
Rockhopper pair.jpg
Rockhopper pair.jpg
Rockhopper portrait.jpg
Rockhopper portrait.jpg