And finally, after a year of island hopping, the best and the most incredible island experience of all was The Falklands. The reasons? Probably best explained in photos.
Our Producer, Colin Collis recording the pandemonium in a rock hopper penguin colony
Our Assistant Producer, Anthony Pyper discusses the terms of contract with a Black Browed Albatross
An Elephant seal disagrees with Anthony’s view on best aperture
My camera assistant and focus puller, the Caracaras
Like all the wildlife on these islands, they have no fear. This is not surprising for this Megelanic Penguin which is dead, killed by a sealion and washed ashore for the Skuar to scavenge and me to film.
A committee of King Penguins
Rockhoppers are more patient in a queue that the English.
Courtship. Black Browed Albatross pair for life.
History is a beach here
Mad, bad seas
The most appropriately named animal on the planet. These rockhoppers will climb the sheer cliff behind them simply by hopping
The Gentoos stare nervously out to sea and with good reason. We filmed a sealion kill 4 of these penguins in less than an hour. Thet ambush them in the surf