Sealion Island is a splendid island for many birds and Elephant Seals. The Snipe are particularly trusting, and the "Jackass" Penguins are much more approachable here than on other islands that I have visited. The lodge has accommodation for around 20 people so you will occasionally be in company with other photographers.

 

All pictures are Copyright of Richard Revels FRPS

 

The Lodge on Sealion Island from the FIGAS Islander plane. You can see the nearest Gentoo Penguin colonies that are only about 100 yards away.

 

The Sheffield Memorial on Sealion Island.

 

 

Cliffs near the Sheffield Memorial with Cormorant and Rockhopper Penguin colonies.

 

Falkland Flightless Steamer Ducks, Sealion Island.

 

Gentoo Penguins in sandstorm.

 

Gentoo Penguins looking at immature Elephant Seal.

 

Gentoo Penguins interaction.

 

 

 

Gentoo Penguin with chicks.

 

Gentoo Penguin in surf.

 

A "flying" Gentoo Penguin.

 

Rufous-chested Dotterel.

 

King Cormorant.

 

King Cormorant with nesting maturial.

 

The Dog Orchid is the only Orchid species that I have found on the Falklands.

 

The Vanilla Daisy a widespread flower.

 

A Silvery Grebe on one of the ponds.

 

 

 

The Magellanic Penguins are much less nervious of people on this island than on the other islands that I have visited.

 

Magellanic penguins having a conversation!

 

Waiting for lunch! This Striated Caracara ran off with Brian's sandwich when he dropped them!

 

 

The Striated Caracara is one of the world's rarest birds of prey, and this one came and sat next to me as I eat my lunch. Photo taken with a wide angle lens.