Situated to the southeast of South America
, close to the Antarctic and Cap Horn, the Falklands Islands were discovered by a Spanish expedition in 1520. More than 200 years later, sailors from Saint-Malo settled in the land, and named the islands after their country. These Saint-Malo natives were later chased off by the Spanish. The islands were later populated before Argentina
set up a penal colony. Great Britain
conquered the islands in 1833. Dotted with grass tufts, deep inside a grey and often agitated sea, these pieces of land buried in the middle of the Atlantic are home to auks, albatrosses and killer whales... Those who travel to the Falkland Islands will find plenty to discover.