We just flew into Logan after about 24 hours of traveling, beginning in Ashuaia, Argentina, to Santiago Chile, to Atlanta to Boston. After a day of flying and while we wait in the airport to catch the bus to the Cape, I thought I’d write a post and show you the splendid birds we saw in Antarctica. Some were seen from the boat and others we saw on land. Can you guess what they are? Answers at the end of this post.
Birds, top to bottom: Cape petrel, Antarctic fulmar, Cape petrel, Giant Antarctic petrel, Giant Antarctic petrel, petrel, Giant Antarctic petrel.
I can’t believe you are still alert enough to do anything! Welcome home, it looks like an amazing trip.
None of these are albatrosses. We did see them far away from land in the Drake Passage, though.
Oh well! Thought there might have been one in there somewhere 🙂
What an AMAZING adventure you have had, Salley! I’ve enjoyed every post and picture. Thank you for taking us all along, if only virtually. Glad you are home safe and sound.
Oh how beautiful they are. Hope you arrive home safe and sound.
They look like seagulls to me, lol. They are everywhere;)
Please tell us about the birds, Salley! I know for sure they are not seagulls. I am particularly interested in the first one and the last one. Thank you!
Welcome home, Salley. I can’t wait to see what you create after your fabulous journey. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a healthy and happy New Year also.
Such Majestic Birds..Thank you for the Beautiful photos. Welcome Back Home Salley.
Gorgeous photos! I especially like the colored moss/lichen on the rocks. It’s a delight to read your posts.