Tag Archives: King Penguins

Lost egg


I wondered what caused the sudden kerfuffle among the penguins. It was Against the Odds to be able to spot it, let alone get a mostly in focus picture.

There are always gulls around looking for a tasty snack. It must have been pretty tricky for them: the birds you see in the photo mostly have eggs tucked between their toes and a flap of tummy that spreads like a skirt impeding motion.

These were taken at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands.

Which Way to the Penguins?

I just returned from a trip to southern South America. One of the highlights of the trip was an excursion that we took in the Falkland Islands. We went “boggin” to Volunteer Point where there are colonies of three types of penguins. It can’t be accessed except by going off road, the day we visited it had been and was raining and crossing the peat bogs was quite an adventure.

Published in response to Cee’s Which Way Challenge.