Category Archives: Falkland Islands

Picture of the day: Penguin colony in the Falkland islands

Image of the day is from the first penguin colony in that I met on my trip, and it was in the Falklands.  Quite the sight to watch all the thousands of birds walking around , and making a lot of noise.

Merry Christmas 🙂

-Ray

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Picture of the day: Caracara in the Falkland islands

The Caracara is a large Falk like bird that inhabits the southern oceans. I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of this magnificent creature on the East Falklands.

-Ray

Picture of the day: “Lady Elizabeth” in Stanley

The port of Stanley in the Falkland Islands is a quite fascinating place. And one of the major attractions is this iron Barque , the “Lady Elizabeth”, that beached and became shipwrecked here in 1913, and in 1936 she drifted to where she currently i located in a small cove just outside the town. I think she is quite the sight, and for those of you  have seen my maritime images, I enjoy presenting them in black and white , and with a little grain to bring out the “history”.

-Ray

Picture of the day: If Your Pictures Aren’t Good Enough, You’re Not Close Enough

That is a quote from the famous war photographer Robert Capa, and as a lover of natural photographer I enjoy the usage of long telezoom lenses. But sometimes it just do not work. The shot of the day is from the Falkland Islands, and we where visiting a Rockhopper penguin colony, and the penguins where very close. So I got my fish eye lens out, and lie down on the ground. The rockhoppers was intrigued, and they came up close. So I guess this image is shot at a distance of between 5-10 cm. Good fun.

-Ray