Carcass and Saunders Islands, Falklands

Mar 11, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


Our landings today on Carcass and Saunders islands showed us some of the very best of the wild west side of the Falklands. Hiking over grassy hills and along rocky clifftops led us to encounters with endemic songbirds, breeding albatross, and penguins enjoying freshwater showers. As usual, the weather varied from chilly and wind with gray skies to gloriously sunny. To top off our day, we were treated to a classic farm tea at the Carcass Island Settlement—a serious sugar-fest if there ever was one!

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David Cothran

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

David has worked for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic since 1993 on six continents and in over 65 countries. David is interested in many of the natural sciences, particularly ornithology, geology and marine biology; he most enjoys contrasting the broad perspectives provided by world travel with detailed investigations of local ecosystems on land and in the sea.

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