Last Day at Sea Lion Island

5th to 6th November 2015. Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands.

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On my last day in Sea Lion Island, I wandered around in the middle of the island, where there is a variety of wildlife, then returned to the Northern end.

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Speckled Teal.

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Upland Goose.

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Flightless Steamer Duck (Male).

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Kelp Geese.

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Patagonian Crested Duck.

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Kelp and rocks.

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The waves were still breaking through the tunnel in the rocks though the sea was much quieter than the first two days.

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Patagonian Crested Ducks.

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Kelp Goose.

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Elephant Seal.

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Kelp Goose.

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Gentoo penguins on the northern beach.

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Flightless Steamer Ducks.

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Elephant Seal with scars.

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Getting up close…

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Sand blowing along the beach.

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Elephant Seals.

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Sand and Kelp.

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Looking towards the Lodge.

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Flying Steamer Ducks.

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Gentoo Penguin Road including a water crossing.

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They’d bank up at the edge of the water and when there was enough numbers, they’d dash across as quickly as possible.

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After all, you never know when there might be an orca or a leopard seal.

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And there was at least two inches of water….

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This is now the morning of the next day.  There was a little extra time before we were due to fly out.

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Elephant Seal Romance and Combat

4th November 2015. Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands.

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The beachmaster arrives.

Southern elephant seals can dive for more than twenty minutes and have been recorded more than 2,000 metres down.

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I found a remote sheltered stony cove populated by elephant seals.  From my vantage point maybe ten feet above them, I was able to observe their interactions much more successfully than had I been at the same level.

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Here he is, fresh from an elephant seal beauty contest in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

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Whether his overtures are appreciated is not perhaps the point as far as he is concerned.

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The pup looks on seemingly with curiosity and concern.

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An illusory moment of domestic bliss, perhaps.

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As one can see here, the beachmaster and a female are very different in size.  Adult male southern elephant seals weigh up to five tonnes and are up to seven metres long.

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Hmm.  I had assumed those wounds on his nose were scars of combat.  Maybe there’s another explanation.

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Two’s company…

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I will resist the temptation to add an anthropomorphic label on this occasion.

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… but maybe not this one:  “Always look on the bright side of life”…

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One may indeed contend whether “romance” and elephant seals should be mentioned in the same sentence.

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It’s possible that Donald Trump aspires to be a male elephant seal, though that’s perhaps being unfair to the elephant seals.

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Beachmasters control a harem of up to several dozen females but need to be constantly on the lookout for interlopers trying to muscle in.

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Being big is an advantage.

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These contests are serious and they can carry many scars.

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The interloper retreats.

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And the contest continues in the sea.

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But eventually he gives up and leaves the harem to the beachmaster.

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Sea Lion Island – Quick Tour

3rd November 2015. Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands.

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On arriving at Sea Lion Island, I opted for a quick tour of the island in a four-wheel vehicle.  There was just myself and a couple as well as the driver.

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There were some wild seas.

 

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… and they were washing in and out of the hole in the cliff.

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Silvery Grebe.

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The south end of the island was receiving the brunt of the storm.

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The King Cormorants had been washed out of their lower roosting position and had to take refuge further up.

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There was a wild wind but I was able to photograph from the quiet and comfort of the passenger seat of the four wheel drive.

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Back at the Lodge in the east part of the island, I went for as walk before dinner.  This is an elephant seal arriving on the beach.

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The seas were a bit wild at this end of the island too.

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Magellanic Penguin.

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This is the Gentoo Penguin Road.  Stretching from the beach in the far left distance…

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… past where I was standing to their colony.

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Here is the far point and the Penguin Road in the middle foreground.

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And a bit further on they cross some shallow water to get to the beach.

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Dominican Gull in front of the wild sea.

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Flightless steamer ducks.

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Gulls wheeling in the air.

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An elephant seal coming in to shore and announcing his arrival.

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Probably the same one.  There were lots of elephant seals on Sea Lion Island but no sea lions at this time.

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A harem of elephant seals stretched out on the beach.

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A couple of young ones practicing for their adult contests.

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Snuggling in the seaweed.

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Peacefully sleeping on the beach.  Note the traces of blood though on the neck.  There have been some territorial contests going on.

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South Georgia 4

14th to 17th November 2015. St Andrews Bay, Entrance to Drygalski Fjord, Ocean Harbour, Salisbury Plains, Rosita Harbour, Salisbury Plains (again); South Georgia Island.

Temporary post. Images only. Minimal descriptions for images.

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From ship, at south end of South Georgia.

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Chinstrap penguins and snow petrels on iceberg.

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King penguins and elephant seal.

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Elephant seal (IR).

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Macro landscape.

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South Georgia 3

13th November 2015. Gold Harbour and South Coast, South Georgia Island. Temporary post. Images only. Minimal descriptions for images.

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Over-friendly elephant seal pup, Gold Harbour.

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Elephant seal.

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Wildlife city.

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King Penguins, Elephant Seals and a Snowy Sheathbill in the foreground.

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Elephant seal pup guarding my pack.

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Too rough for zodiacs.

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South Georgia 2

11th to 12th November 2015. Prion Island, Grytviken and Dogthul, South Georgia Island. Temporary post. Images only. Minimal descriptions for images.

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Views from Prion Island.

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Grytviken.

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Wounded fur seal, Godthul.

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Antarctic Tern.

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Elephant Seal.

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Sea Lion Island

6th to 10th November 2015. Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands. Temporary post. Images only. Minimal descriptions for images.

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Silvery Grebe.

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Magellanic Penguin.

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Kelp Geese.

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Elephant Seals.

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Elephant Seals.

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Elephant Seals.

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Imperial Cormorants.

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Imperial Cormorants.

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Dolphin Gulls, Imperial Cormorants and photographers.

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Steamer ducks, probably flightless Falklands variety.

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Kelp and rocks.

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Rockhopper penguins.

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Rockhopper Penguin.

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