Title:
Black-browed Albatross colony
Photographer:
Georgina Strange
Age Group:
Over 18s
Region:
Americas
Country:
Falkland Islands
Nature’s Assets
Camera Used:
EOS 5D MkIII
Image caption:

This Black-browed albatross, Rockhopper penguin and King cormorant colony on New Island's nature reserve in the far SW of the Falklands is one of the Islands' most beautiful and remote wildlife spots, supported by the rich Falklands Current, which runs past these cliffs. It's also a precious example of a conservation success story; New Island was, in the past, the site of sealing, whaling and penguin-oiling, followed by 200 years of intensive sheep farming and poor land management. Today it is an internationally recognised sanctuary for wildlife and is an Important Bird Area.

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