This was taken on a recent boat trip to this rock. Filfla is a very small island located 4km off the southern Maltese shores which was used as target practise by the British forces in the late 1800s until the mid 1900s. At a glance it may seem as a barren lifeless rock, however surprisingly it hosts a number of endemic flora and fauna which are found nowhere else in the world, not even on the neighbouring Malta/Gozo. It is also home to the largest Mediterranean colony of European Storm Petrels (Hydrobates pelagicus), an offshore seabird which breeds in the islet.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 1100D |
|Lens:||Canon Ef-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||13 Jul 2014 - 11:14 AM|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|