Today was our day to investigate the Jason Islands, a small group of islands at the north-west tip of the Falklands that is seldom visited, partly due to difficulty of landing.
We woke up to a fine day with some cloud but that didn’t mean it was calm. 35 knot winds prevented us from landing at our first intended landing place of Grand Jason Island so we proceeded to Steeple Jason Island, the most westerly island in the group. In the afternoon the weather became more calm and we were able to land there.
Steeple Jason has the largest colony of black-browed albatrosses in the world, with 187,000 pairs and unusually, the numbers are increasing.
The horizontal panorama above does not fit any larger on this page. There are very many birds in the air over the point, including a giant petrel trailing its wing in the water, and huge numbers of birds beyond the rocks on shore.
The vertical panorama at the right could fit larger on the page but would take up too much space.
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