I saw this Larus dominicanus on my trip to Antarctica. The species is threatened by marine oil spills and suffers mortality from interactions with trawler warp cables (http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22694329/0).
Si on voyage dans l’Antarctique, c’est importante porter les vêtements chauds. J’adore mon impermeable bleu et mon chapeau multicolor. Les bottes en caoutchouc étaient très pratiques.
Recent news about Pygoscelis adeliae hasn’t been very good (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/12/penguin-catastrophe-leads-to-demands-for-protection-in-east-antarctica). It’s down to us human animals to protect what we haven’t destroyed and killed off yet.
In the Falkland Islands, there are about 10000 breeding pairs of Lophonetta specularioides specularioides. I rather like ducks, and this species has really striking eyes.
Phalcoboenus australis is classified as nearly threatened. I met this individual on Carcass Island which is part of the Falkland Islands.
In the background, you can see that even on the fairly remote Falklands there’s plenty of (plastic) rubbish on the beach.