Monday, October 24, 2016


 ...Fantastic and my first postcard coming from the Falkland Islands...I always imagine penguins to be polar creatures, on ice and snow and not on sandy beaches o͜͡o is said that most of the pictures of penguins you will see were photographed in the Falklands... a wildlife lovers paradise... and with great "tiny" matching penguin stamp... Thanks a million Som!! \_(♥‿♥)_/

The Falklands are a compact group of 740 islands (also known as Malvinas in Argentina) and located in the South Atlantic Ocean, just 300 miles off the coast of East Patagonia in the southernmost part of Argentina. The region consists of 2 main islands, West Falkland and East Falkland, and over 700 other smaller islands. Many of the smaller islands are nature reserves.

They are an independent overseas territory of the UK since 1833, a status the Argentines have fought and still contest.

The Falklands are one of the world’s great penguin capitals: as many as a million penguins nest in the Falklands every summer. There are five penguin species breeding on the islands, Gentoo penguins, Macaroni penguins, King penguins, Rockhopper penguins and  Magellanic penguins. For the Gentoo, the Falklands are home to the largest population on Earth.


(Issued 21-11-2013)

1 comment:

  1. The rockhopper and macaroni penguins are sassy!

    I sent you a card from Ho Chi Minh on the 23rd Oct, please let me know when you receive it.