Falklands Wildlife Photography
Thursday 24th November – Monday 12th December 2016
This tour has been specially designed to maximise the photographic potential with visits to many Gentoo, Rockhopper and Magellanic Penguin colonies, a Black-browed Albatross colony, Sea Lion and Elephant Seals hauled out on beaches and much more besides. We also stand a chance of seeing Orcas, Commerson’s and Peale’s Dolphins from the shores of various islands.
During this tour we shall visit Stanley, the Falkland Islands capital, with its beautiful Christchurch Cathedral, Whalebone Arch and various memorials to the 1982 conflict, as well as three other ‘minor’ islands, Saunders Island, one of the largest of the archipelago, Bleaker, one of the closest islands to Stanley, offering superb accommodation with many photographic wildlife locations within easy walking of the lodge, and finally Sea Lion Island, where we will stay in the most southerly located wildlife lodge and photograph endemic species such as the small Cobbs Wren and one of the rarest (and tamest!) birds of prey in the world, the Striated Caracara. On each of these islands there is plenty of wildlife to see and photograph and we will spend as much time as possible at each location to ensure we all have a good range of images.
Our final full day on the islands will see us heading out to Volunteer Point to the most accessible King Penguin colony in the world for photography, truly a spectacular opportunity not to be missed! Mike Read will be leading this trip, so join us for superb light, unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, fantastic scenery and amazingly approachable wildlife on this dedicated photographic tour. The Falkland Islands truly is every photographers dream location.
For the first time in 2016, we will be offering an extension to this tour to visit the stunning Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile where we can photograph some of the local wildlife (including possible Pumas!) as well as the fantastic mountain scenery. Log on to the Travelling Naturalist web site
and sign up for 'email news' if you are interested as that is where the announcement will be made.
Click here for more details and price.