Monday, 10 January 2011

Light-mantled Sooties

We are staying mostly on the South Georgia shelf to get some shelter from the wind and swell, and this is where most of the krill are that we want to catch for various experiments. We occasionally get fairly close.

Yesterday we had a sunny day with a southerly wind. This is perfect for photography as the birds that come to play in the updraft on the windward side of the ship are well lit. To complete the photo opportunity three Light-mantled Sooty Albatross came to join in with the Giant Petrels. At times they came past within a few metres, clearly wondering what the five people were pointing at them (see sixth photo).

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross

And a rather uglier Northern Giant Petrel

No comments: