a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The birds of the Antarctic and Subantarctic seashore...
A moulting penguin is a mess!
Eudyptes schlegeli 'Royal Penguin' (Macquarie Island, Australia).
Aptenodytes patagonicus, King Penguin (South Georgia).
Megadyptes antipodes 'Yellow-eyed Penguins' (Auckland Islands).
Phoebetria palpebrata, 'Light-mantled Sooty Albatross' (Auckland Islands).
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, chick at nest (Fortuna Bay, South Georgia)
Southern Giant Petrel defending penguin kill.
Leucocarbo bransfieldensis, 'Antarctic Cormorant'.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.