New Island: The Falklands

Our last stop was just like they say," They saved the best for last". After walking a mile across New Island, we could hear the sounds of waves crashing against the rocks. We arrived at a high cliff filled with albatross, rockhoppers, and the most magnificent blue-eyed shags. It was a cacophony of sound and color. National Geographic photographer, Flip Nicklin, seemed to enjoy it all the most, as species after species came  to pose for his camera. It was as if they knew he was famous for capturing wildlife at its best and were saying,
" Look how beautiful I am. Put me in your magazine!" It was difficult to leave this amazing haven of nature, and as I walked back for a last zodiac ride, I caught one last picture of the Explorer before we began our voyage home.