Carcass Island & West Point, West Falkland

Mar 06, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

Our final day in the Falklands was a stunning day filled with sunshine and amazing bird encounters. The morning was spent hiking at Carcass Island, exploring the place through photography and getting the chance to know the local family that lives there over a great tea time spread.  The afternoon we sailed around the corner to West Point Island, a place owned by wonderful couple who was eager to share their home and sheep farm with us.  The highlight of this beautiful place are the nesting black-browed albatross and rock hopper penguins.  We finished our fantastic hikes with a barbecue on the shore with great views and wonderful company.

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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