Land in sight

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Black-browed Albatrosses at Steeple Jason

After leaving Puerto Madryn we first spent two days at sea. The first land we saw was Steeple Jason, a small island in the Falkland archipelago. This island is famous for having the largest colony of Black-browed Albatrosses in the world. An estimated 113.000 pairs of albatrosses breed on this little island. Unfortunately it was too windy to land and have a close look, but even from a distance it was a spectacular sight. They were mainly breeding along the shoreline and sometimes a little higher up, like in this hourglass-shape. Even though we stayed at a reasonable distance we still had quite a lot birds close to the ship, also giving nice photography and filming options.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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