Falkland Islands – Albatross

Albatross  (Saunders Island)
Albatross  (Saunders Island)

On the Falklands, you can get very close to albatrosses and usually they’re not really scared of you. Especially when you’re alone. The situation may be a bit different when you travel in a big group like the ones of cruises to Antarctica. This beautiful albatross wasn’t afraid of me at all. At the end it can fly, we cannot…


Na Falklandach można podejść bardzo blisko do zwierząt i z reguły nie mają one nic przeciwko, szczególnie gdy podróżujemy sami. Sytuacja może wyglądać trochę inaczej gdy jesteśmy w dużej grupie, np. w trakcie rejsu na Antarktydę, wtedy są pewne ograniczenia. Ten piękny albatros nie bał się mnie, a może zdawał sobie sprawę że jak mu się nie spodobam to on po prostu odleci.

33 thoughts on “Falkland Islands – Albatross”

  1. You never really hear about people visiting the Falklands, it’s so cool to hear from someone who has!

    It sounds a lot like the Galapagos, where the animals aren’t afraid of people. I’m loving your photos, especially the penguins, they’re so funny and inquisitive!

    1. Thanks! It was a wonderful trip!
      Actually, in May I’m planning to show the Galapagos Islands 🙂
      Both places are amazing, but in the Falklands I had more “private meetings” with animals 😉

  2. Ditto on the Galapagos comment – that was the place I have been where the animals weren’t afraid at all (and I saw plenty of birds there). I don’t recall getting so close to an albatross, though! This is cool!

    1. Thanks!
      Yes, it’s kind of similar to the Galapagos Islands, but in the Falklands I was mostly alone with e.g. hundreds penguins around me.
      Both places are very special, but only “British” penguins were trying to pick my shoelaces 😉

  3. Uwielbiam fotografować zwierzaki pod każdą postacią. Zawsze śledzę psiaki, koty, ptaki i co się da, dlatego rozumiem Twoją słabość:) Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)

    1. according to wikipedia: “it is a medium-sized albatross, at 80 to 95 cm (31–37 in) long with a 200 to 240 cm (79–94 in) wingspan and an average weight of 2.9 to 4.7 kg (6.4–10.4 lb)”

  4. You don’t hear much about the Falkland, which is why I found your post interesting. I like the idea of getting close to an albatross to photograph it.

    1. hihi 🙂
      I don’t know, but mostly British 😉 I wouldn’t count people from Antarctica cruises, because staying there for 1 day doesn’t count 😉

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