Austral summer millions of sea birds come to shore to nest, raise their
chicks and moult their feathered coats. One of the chosen spots for this
spectacle of nature is Falklands, a remote archipelago, infamous for
hosting one of those senseless acts of “human nature” that we call
over 700 islands come alive every October, as the inhospitable Austral
winter ends. Thousands of sea lions and elephant seals, millions of
birds, and recently a few humans, occupy beaches, cliffs and meadows.
Abundant wildlife includes five nesting penguin species: the elegant
king, the cute and curious gentoo, the comical rockhopper, the crested
macarronis, and the loud magellanic or jack-ass as they are locally
known for their call that resembles that of a donkey.
leaves for the winter, to feed at sea, driven by the forces of nature
that still manage to control some parts of this planet. The question is,
will they still find somewhere to return to? On the Falklands they