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antarctic petrels taking off from an ice floe  
   

antarctic petrels taking off from an ice floe

you usually only see 3 or 4 of these birs of you're lucky - these are just a few of the 400+ we saw
More time at Sea

January 18th 2010
We are back out in the open ocean again crossing the Scotia Sea from South Georgia to Paulet Island, Antaractica - hopefully we'll be there in 2 days but that depends on pack ice conditions in the Weddell Sea. Luckily the post-storm swells are calming down and soon we have mirror smooth seas. The ship is surrounded by the now familiar albatrosses and petrels and we have a few new comers in ... read more
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