Falkland Islands – Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: south bay of Bleaker Island


This morning Le Boreal luxury Antarctic cruise ship arrived in Falkland Islands and launched its first zodiac expedition on Sea Lion Island. However, due to excessive kelps along the coastline that prevented a safe landing site, we abandoned the zodiac landing and cruised to Bleaker Island instead. The plan was to land on the south bay of Bleaker Island this morning and north bay of the same island this afternoon, so that we would have two landings per day. We are expected to see Magellanic and Gentoo penguin colonies among other wildlife. This is our only chance to see Magellanic penguins during the entire Antarctic trip. After Falkland Islands, we will not see them again.

Bleaker Island (52o12’S, 58o51’W)

Bleaker Island is a “breaker” island off the south coast of East Falkland Island. Bleaker is a low-lying heavily vegetated island with ample tussock grass, orchids, and a wide variety of flora. This privately-own island is an organically run sheep farm and home to many colonies of penguins, including rockhopper and Magellanic. At least thirty-seven species of seabirds breed on the island including a large king cormorant colony.

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January 8, 2014: A jeep can be seen on the shore and await our landing for official registration of entry to Falkland Islands.

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January 8, 2014: A Le Boreal zodiac is dispatched to find a good landing site.

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January 8, 2014: A sailboat along the shore of Bleaker Island.

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January 8, 2014: It looks like we will be able land!!! How exciting!!! A penguin (indicated by the circle / arrow) is jumping out of the water.

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January 8, 2014: Successful landing!!!

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins and seabirds on Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: Bleaker Island Landscape

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January 8, 2014: View of Le Boreal from Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: Bleaker Island Penguin Watching

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin colony

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin & Le Boreal

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January 8, 2014: Photo with Magellanic penguins. :D

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin nest on the shore of Bleaker Island.

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin nest on the shore of Bleaker Island.

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins running wild.

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins running wild.

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins running wild.

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin nest

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin viewing

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins like to burrow their nests underground!

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January 8, 2014: wildlife on Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins burrow nests underground.

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin couple

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin colony in the background

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January 8, 2014: A little pond with birds near the shore of Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: Bleaker Island birds

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January 8, 2014: Bleaker Island birds

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January 8, 2014: Bleaker Island bird watching

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January 8, 2014: lone penguin

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January 8, 2014: underground nest of Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Of Sheep and Ship

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January 8, 2014: hiking trail on Bleaker Island, marked by red flags.

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January 8, 2014: Le Boreal viewed from Bleaker Island

Gentoo Penguin Colony on Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin colony on Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins running wild on Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: Run, run, run.

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin colony

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

Sheep Mandible on Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: a sheep mandible

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January 8, 2014: sheep skeleton

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin colony

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins like to build their nests with rock piles, instead of underground.

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin nests

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin colony

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin colony

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin colony

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January 8, 2014: Me with Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Me with Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Me with Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins

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January 8, 2014: A penguin rushes to the front of camera for photoshoot!

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January 8, 2014: Penguin family

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January 8, 2014: Penguin love

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January 8, 2014: Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: Bleaker Island

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin colony

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins like to build their nests with rocks and tree branches, whereas Magellanic penguins like to burrow underground nests.

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo papa

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguins

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January 8, 2014: Penguin mama

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January 8, 2014: Cute Chick

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January 8, 2014: Await...

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Penguin Soprano

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January 8, 2014: Egg incubation...

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo Penguin

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January 8, 2014: Time to go back...

Magellanic Penguin Colony on Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Magellanic Penguin & chicks

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January 8, 2014: sheep skeleton???

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January 8, 2014: Back to the shore to see Magellanic penguins.

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January 8, 2014: Back to the shore to see Magellanic penguins.

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins

Gentoo Penguin Colony on Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguins & sea birds

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

Gentoo Penguin Colony on Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

Fauna & Flora on Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: seabirds

Gentoo Penguin Colony on Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

Magellanic Penguin Colony on Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguin

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January 8, 2014: Gentoo penguin

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January 8, 2014: Magellanic penguins go swimming!

Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands - Le Boreal Antarctic Expedition Cruise | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Riding zodiac back to ship

Today Itinerary

The schedule of activities on Le Boreal Antarctic ship.

Latitude - Le Boreal Antarctic Cruise Ship - Antarctica | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Latitude front

Latitude - Le Boreal Antarctic Cruise Ship - Antarctica | FollowPanda.COM

January 8, 2014: Latitude back

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