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When the sun is shining, this is arguably the most beautiful of the islands, with rolling green hills contrasting with vibrant yellow gorse, white sand beaches and the pale blue sea.

Elephant Seals, Carcass Island, The Falkland IslandsWildlife spotting opportunities are plentiful, with gentoo and Magellanic penguin breeding colonies within a few hours' scenic but windy walk from Rob McGill’s settlement, although if you do not feel like a long walk the penguins sometimes obligingly nest within the settlement itself.

Other sighted inhabitants include elephant seals, upland and ruddy geese, Patagonian crested duck, flightless steamer duck, Falkland thrush, caracara, and pied, black and Magellanic oystercatchers.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Carcass Island

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    • West Point Island Trip
      Peale's dolphin, West Point Island, the Falklands

      West Point Island Trip

      West Point Island Trip

      This remote island's main draw is its wildlife: black-browed albatross and rockhopper penguins are both abundant, while Peale's dolphin, sea lion and occasionally whales, can also be seen.

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    • Carcass Island
      Elephant Seals, Carcass Island, The Falkland Islands

      Carcass Island

      Carcass Island

      Carcass Island is simply stunning. The pristine wildlife is everywhere, from the caracaras that will steal anything you put down for more than a second, to the huge elephant seals, and dolphins.

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