Antarctica #9 - Birds Following the Ship & a Fin Whale

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Black-browed Albatross often followed the ship during the days at sea. Albatross have the longest wingspan of any bird:
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The Giant Petrel was almost as large:
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The Pintado Petrel was much smaller:
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But they would come closer:
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Large numbers would soar behind the ship and not flap their wings for the whole time you watched:
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We also came up on several pods of Fin Whales (& also Minke Whales). These are up to 80 feet long:
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Trip information is posted in Places to Shoot here: https://www.nikoncafe.com//forums/viewtopic.php?t=3916

Bob & Nan
 
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