I am a physical oceanographer working for the British Antarctic Survey. Also very keen on wildlife.
Friday, 21 January 2011
End of cruise catch up I
Now back in the Falklands, all packed up and ready to leave the ship. Rather wet outside so starting to catch up on photo processing. Some photos from the last week and a bit (some from South Georgia and Falklands still to do)
Pushing in to a bit of a sea.
Black-browed Albatross landing:
Try to look a bit more graceful
Have a quick preen
Sit waiting for something to happen, which as we're not a fishing boat is a bit of a waste of time, but never mind. These were some of about 60 Black-browed Albatrosses we had around the ship at the time, together with about 100 Giant petrels, 2-300 White-chinned and a few Wandering Albatrosses
Wanderers are big
Really, very big (the bird in the foreground is the size of a large gull)
Then had a good time with albatrosses riding the updraft of the ship again
Then noticed some rapid movement in the water: Hourglass Dolphins
A physical oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey. Also have a strong sideline in wildlife, especially birds and cetaceans. This blog is in a personal capacity so will feature considerably more wildlife than physics.