Steeple Jason Island

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A #BlackBrowedAlbatross 🕊️ takes off from a colony perched on the #EdgeOfaCliff 🏔️overlooking the wild #AtlanticOcean 🌊.
Over 70% of the global population of black-browed albatross breed in the #FalklandIslands 🏝️.
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier on assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen

Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 50,000 pairs of nesting gentoo penguins. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including albatross, sea lions, fur seals and of course, tons of penguins, like these ones that I photographed as they made their way back to the colony after a day of feeding in the rich waters off the island.
Clumsy on land but magical in the water, watch how these penguins fly underwater by going to my #instagram account. Please #follow at @CristinaMittermeier

@sea_legacy | @thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier on assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen

Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 50,000 pairs of nesting gentoo penguins. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including albatross, sea lions, fur seals and of course, tons of penguins, like these ones that I photographed as they made their way back to the colony after a day of feeding in the rich waters off the island.
Clumsy on land but magical in the water, watch how these penguins fly underwater by going to my #instagram account. Please #follow at @CristinaMittermeier

@sea_legacy | @thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier on assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen

Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 50,000 pairs of nesting gentoo penguins. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including albatross, sea lions, fur seals and of course, tons of penguins, like these ones that I photographed as they made their way back to the colony after a day of feeding in the rich waters off the island.
Clumsy on land but magical in the water, watch how these penguins fly underwater by going to my #instagram account. Please #follow at @CristinaMittermeier

@sea_legacy | @thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier on assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen

Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 50,000 pairs of nesting gentoo penguins. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including albatross, sea lions, fur seals and of course, tons of penguins, like these ones that I photographed as they made their way back to the colony after a day of feeding in the rich waters off the island.
Clumsy on land but magical in the water, watch how these penguins fly underwater by going to my #instagram account. Please #follow at @CristinaMittermeier

@sea_legacy | @thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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Seeing this colony of Albatros flocked together is amazing ! Awesome how God created the world and all the living creatures . #wonderful #like4like #albatross

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Like ghosts appearing from the deep, one second I was alone, and the next I was surrounded by hundreds of Adelie penguins returning to land after spending the day feeding at sea. Clumsy and funny on land, they are like a symphony in motion underwater. There were several seals in the area waiting to ambush them and I had to smile when I realized they were using me as a “shield” to get to land safely.

An unbelievable experience on an island that is now protected in perpetuity thanks to the efforts of the @TheWCS. Steeple Jason is part of the Falklands archipelago (once known as islas Malvinas). On assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen.

@Sea_Legacy | #penguin | #ocean | #underwater | # wildlife | #animals | #cute | #beauty | #ProtectEarth

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier on assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen

Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 50,000 pairs of nesting gentoo penguins. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including albatross, sea lions, fur seals and of course, tons of penguins, like these ones that I photographed as they made their way back to the colony after a day of feeding in the rich waters off the island.
Clumsy on land but magical in the water, watch how these penguins fly underwater by going to my #instagram account. Please #follow at @CristinaMittermeier

@sea_legacy | @thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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A black-browed albatross takes off from a colony perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean. Preserved by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Steeple Jason Island has lots of nests, which are often found on the many perilous cliffs that fringe the island. ⠀

Over 70% of the global population of black-browed albatross breed in the Falkland Islands. Much of the wildlife here is under threat because of overfishing in the South Atlantic Ocean over the last century.⠀

Photo: @CristinaMittermeier, on assignment with @natgeo and @PaulNicklen

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#Photo by @CristinaMittermeier On assignment for @NatGeo with @paulnicklen // A black-browed #albatross takes off from a #colony #perched on the #edge of a #cliff #overlooking tthe#wild #Atlantic #Ocean. Preserved by the Wildlife #Conservation #Society, #Stepled #Jason #Island has lots of nests, which are often found on the many perilous cliffs that fringe the island. Both parents help take care of their one chick and they take turns going out to #sea to bring #food back to the nest. I creeped on my belly as close as I dared, without disrupting this couple, and enjoyed the affectionate nibbles, smoothing of feathers and clashing of beaks with which they greeted each other every time one of them returned to the nest.
To see a #pictures of the #fluffy albatross #babies, please #followme on my #instagram at @CristinaMittermeier.

@NatGeoCreative | @NatGeo | #MateforLife | #love | #beauty | #MPA | #malvinas

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier On assignment for @NatGeo with @paulnicklen // A black-browed albatross takes off from a colony perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean. Preserved by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Steeple Jason Island has lots of nests, which are often found on the many perilous cliffs that fringe the island. Both parents help take care of their one chick and they take turns going out to sea to bring food back to the nest. I creeped on my belly as close as I dared, without disrupting this couple, and enjoyed the affectionate nibbles, smoothing of feathers and clashing of beaks with which they greeted each other every time one of them returned to the nest.
To see a pictures of the fluffy albatross babies, please #followme on my #instagram at @CristinaMittermeier.

@NatGeoCreative | @NatGeo | #MateforLife | #love | #beauty | #MPA | #malvinas

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier On assignment for @NatGeo with @paulnicklen // A black-browed albatross takes off from a colony perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean. Preserved by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Steeple Jason Island has lots of nests, which are often found on the many perilous cliffs that fringe the island. Both parents help take care of their one chick and they take turns going out to sea to bring food back to the nest. I creeped on my belly as close as I dared, without disrupting this couple, and enjoyed the affectionate nibbles, smoothing of feathers and clashing of beaks with which they greeted each other every time one of them returned to the nest.
To see a pictures of the fluffy albatross babies, please #followme on my #instagram at @CristinaMittermeier.

@NatGeoCreative | @NatGeo | #MateforLife | #love | #beauty | #MPA | #malvinas

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After taking turns to sit on the nest for 70 days, the black-browed albatross chick finally hatches. Instead of the bright, white plumage spotted by the adults, the baby is covered with a soft, fluffy gray coat of downy feathers. Its black beak will eventually turn bright orange, and as both parents work around the clock to keep it fed, the baby will grow quickly and after only 120 days, it will take flight for the first time. I truly enjoyed sitting quietly among the nests, watching the comings and goings of the colony during an assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen. Thankfully, this island has been protected by @TheWCS so this baby has very little to worry about.
@NatGeoCreative | @NatGeoTravel | #love | #beauty | #nature | #malvinas | #moreocean

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Photo by @cristinamittermeier on assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen // Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 250,000 pairs of nesting black-browed albatross. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including penguins, sea lions, fur seals and of course, albatross.
Want to see more photos from this amazing archipelago? #followmenow at @cristinamittermeier.
@thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 50,000 pairs of nesting gentoo penguins. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including albatross, sea lions, fur seals and of course, tons of penguins, like these ones that I photographed as they made their way back to the colony after a day of feeding in the rich waters off the island. #onassignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen.
@sea_legacy | @thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography | #sonycamera

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Photo by @cristinamittermeier on assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen // Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 250,000 pairs of nesting black-browed albatross. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including penguins, sea lions, fur seals and of course, albatross.
Want to see more photos from this amazing archipelago? #followmenow at @cristinamittermeier.
@thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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regram @natgeo
Photo by @cristinamittermeier on assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen // Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 250,000 pairs of nesting black-browed albatross. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including penguins, sea lions, fur seals and of course, albatross.
Want to see more photos from this amazing archipelago? #followmenow at @cristinamittermeier.
@thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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Photo by @cristinamittermeier on assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen // Perhaps the best part of spending three weeks alone on a remote island, was having as our only company some 250,000 pairs of nesting black-browed albatross. Once a sheep farm, the island of Steeple Jason is now protected and in a short period of time it has seen the return of incredible numbers of animals, including penguins, sea lions, fur seals and of course, albatross.
Want to see more photos from this amazing archipelago? #followmenow at @cristinamittermeier.
@thewcs | @natgeocreative | #bird | #beauty | #naturephotography | #conservation | #wildlifephotography

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Photo by @cristinamittermeier on assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen. To photograph the amazing view of a colorful sunset after a storm, we hiked to the top of Steeple Jason island, one of the hundreds of islands in the Falklands archipelago. If you want to see more images from this beautiful place, please #follow my #Instagram account @cristinamittermeier.
@natgeocreative #beauty #malvinas #naturelovers #sunset

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Throw back to the moment I got the best shot of my life on my iPhone.

Steeple Jason Island, The Falkland Islands // 01.2017
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#iphoneonly #dolphins #falklands #islasmalvinas #steeplejason #slowmotion #ocean #jumper #sendit #boat

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