Sea Lion Island is well catered for photographers and photography groups. The wildlife is within easy walking distance from the Lodge and allows photographers to arrange their time for optimal encounters. The abundant and diverse wildlife set against the backdrop of native grasslands, sandy beaches and the turbulent seas, allows even the least experienced to capture stunning images. The air in the Falklands is pollution free resulting in vivid colours that are ever changing under the large open skies.

When observing and photographing wild animals please remember to follow the Countryside Code: this means keeping a distance of at least 20 feet (6 metres) away from wildlife. However, if you are patient and quiet, inquisitive penguins will often come to investigate you. Other inquisitive birds include the striated caracaras known as ‘Johnny rooks’, which are incurable thieves and have been known to fly off with anything from lens caps to entire cameras.

Life in the Falklands is dominated by the wind and the sea, so to protect your camera from sea spray and sand it would be wise to invest in a waterproof bag.

Sea Lion Island Drone Policy
Sea Lion Island is a haven for wildlife and nature visitors, and for these reasons drones for general use are not permitted anywhere on Sea Lion Island. Drone use for research or commercial filming needs the express permission from the Manager as well as a permit from the Falkland Islands Government prior to arrival. For further information on Sea Lion Island’s drone policy please contact us.

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To book or to make further enquiries please call Micky (+00500) 32004 or email  For details of pricing, dates and other important information, click below.

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    Sea Lion Lodge, Sea Lion Island, Falklands Islands, South Atlantic T (500) 32004 F (500) 32003