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January 19 - February 4, 2018

Next trip in 2020 - send request if interested

Penguins of the Falkland Islands Photo Workshop

About $6,995
Single Supplement - $900

Flight Destination: Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands

rockhopper penguins and crashing waves

Get ready for your once in a lifetime trip. It's summer in the Falklands and the penguins are nesting, thousands and thousands of them. And just outside the door of your accommodations. No matter which island and penguin colony we visit, you're sure to find a lot of activity as parents feed young and parents come in out of the water. It won’t take long to realize you made a good choice to venture way south to see and photograph a wide variety of penguins and other varieties of birds.

Find yourself sitting amongst a group of penguins just feet in front of you on this one of a kind Falkland Islands photo workshop. Sit still long enough and a curious penguin will walk right up and almost climb onto your lap as these birds have no fear of humans.

The Falklands are home to one of the richest concentrations of wildlife left in the world and include four different species of penguins - Rockhopper, Magellanic, King, and Gentoo. On one island sightings of Macaroni penguins might also be found to increase the number to five.

The trip has been timed to be at the peak of nesting season so there will be lots of action in the colonies with adults and young at various stages from very small to learning to fly (cormorants) or swim (penguins).

The unspoiled beauty of the Falklands is matched only by wonderfully long days to offer more than enough shooting opportunities at the best locations among the islands. These spots have been chosen based on previous trips here.

gentoo penguin jumping out of water

king cormorant landing

While penguins are the stars of this trip, a large colony of black-browed albatross as well as plenty of other bird species such as striated caracara, skua, cormorants, oystercatchers, geese, geese, Falklands flightless steamer ducks, black-crowned night herons, and dolphin gulls can also be photographed.

The workshop starts upon arrival at Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, where we will transfer to a small plane and be taken to our first destination. Once in the Falklands, flights between the islands are included in the price as well as all meals.

Island destinations include:
Carcass Island - 2 nights with a day excursion to West Point Island (albatross)
Bleaker Isaland - 3 nights
Sea Lion Island - 3 nights
Saunders Island - 3 nights
Stanley - 3 nights with a day excursion to Volunteer Point for king penguins

The way the flights work, one night in Chile on either end of the workshop is required. The price includes hotel and meals in Santiago on both ends of the trip. Schedule your flights to arrive in Santiago on Friday and then to Mount Pleasant on Saturday. Two weeks later your flight will need to go from Mount Pleasant to Santiago on Saturday and then to your home airport any time on Sunday.

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* Hotel, ground transportation and all meals included in cost
* Pick-up and drop-off from designated airport
* Hands-on help in the field and in-room digital instructional programs
* Hand-outs related to the particular trip as well as other photo tips and information
* Our aim is to help you capture great images in a relaxed atmosphere and teach
material that will help you take better photos the next time you go into the field

gentoo penguins feeding

black browed albatross

king cormorant king cormorant in flight magellanic penguin adult and baby