© Melissa M. Bobowski

 Wildlife

Saunders Island offers unique up-close opportunities to see diverse wildlife. Depending on when you visit, you have the opportunity of seeing up to 5 species of penguins, at least 4 species of birds-of-prey, and a variety of marine mammals, songbirds, seabirds (including Black-browed Albatross), and sea life. Please visit the Falklands Conservation website to learn more about the wildlife in the Falklands. Below are just some of the wildlife you could find on Saunders Island (click the photos to enlarge).

All photos copyright Melissa M. Bobowski unless specified otherwise

Gentoo Penguins
Gentoo Penguins

at the Neck

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Elephant Seal
Elephant Seal

at the Neck

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Red-backed Hawk
Red-backed Hawk

with Johnny Rooks

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Curious Johnny Rooks
Curious Johnny Rooks
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King Penguins
King Penguins

at the Neck

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Oystercatchers
Oystercatchers

at the Settlement

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Comerson's Dolphins
Comerson's Dolphins

around the coast

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Albatross Colonies
Albatross Colonies

at the Rookery and the Neck

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Rockhoppers
Rockhoppers

at the Neck and Rookery

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Albatross
Albatross

adult and chick bonding

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Rookery
Rookery

colonies

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Magellanic Penguins
Magellanic Penguins

coming ashore at the Neck

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