Named after the survey vessel on which Horatio Nelson served, the owners of the island avoided introducing cats and rats, meaning that the wildlife here has no predators and tends to be carefree, trusting and approachable.

The island is particularly known for its colonies of Magellanic and gentoo penguins, and is also home to 2,000 breeding pairs of blackbrowed albatross and 500 pairs of rockhopper penguins, an amazing sight!

In addition, there is a large colony of striated caracara (Johnny rook), a small elephant seal colony, king cormorants and night herons.

  • Ideal for viewing: elephant seal, gentoo penguin, king cormorant, magellanic penguin, striated caracara
  • Where: West Point Islands, Falkland Islands

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