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14-03-10, 02:57 PM
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Southern Ocean Birds

Wandering Albatross
Taken on the Drake Passage
Sailors used to say (still do, really) that the souls of dead sailors inhabit the albatrosses. If they do, they must be at peace. Watching these guys sailing for hours over the ocean without so much as a beat of their almost 3 meter wingspan is incredible.



King Penguins
Taken at South Georgia's Gold Harbour... filthy weather, black beach and white water not helping a bit.



Black-Browed Albatross and Rockhopper Penguin.
When one of the pair of albatrosses finally returns from a long trip at sea, the greeting ritual involves all sorts of beak slapping and calling, fascinating to watch. A Rockhopper penguin looks from the background. Taken at North Point, Falkland Islands.

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14-03-10, 03:31 PM
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Re: Southern Ocean Birds

Another great set! LOVE the last two - what fantastic colours those penguins are! And the last pic is so
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14-03-10, 04:46 PM
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Re: Southern Ocean Birds

Wow - The Wandering Albertross - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and all that.

Amazing birds & great shots.
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14-03-10, 05:38 PM
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Re: Southern Ocean Birds

The last one is just fantastic! Lovely work!

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14-03-10, 06:06 PM
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A lovely set.
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14-03-10, 11:01 PM
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Re: Southern Ocean Birds

Great shots Sam, especially #3
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17-03-10, 06:44 PM
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Like these, well done.
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17-03-10, 09:18 PM
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Thanks, everyone, your comments are much appreciated!
Phil - to be honest I didn't quite get the "hype" about the Wandering albatross (yeah, so it's a big seagull. And?) Until I saw it - it's not just huge, the way it flies (glides), it's wingtips skimming those huge waves, is incredible. But from close, they are really beautiful and their size is really very impressive.
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18-03-10, 12:33 AM
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Re: Southern Ocean Birds

LOVE everything about the last shot xx


     
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