Nature protection

Magellanic Penguins on the beach

Today thirty years ago Argentina invaded the Falklands, which was the start of the Falkland War between Argentina and Great Britain. Only a few months later the war ended, but the remains are still visible today. Several beaches are locked down because of the danger of mines. These mines however create one of the best preserved penguin colonies in the world. As the penguins are to light to detonate these mines, they can safely walk up and down the colony, without any human disturbance. I’m not saying we should start more wars to preserve nature, but in this case it’s a good side effect.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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