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

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobhoge, May 14, 2005.

  1. 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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  2. Good series Bob, I also appreciate the educational aspect you have furnished.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow

    Nice and a whale also..

    Thanks again Bob and Nan.
     
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