Wandering Albatrosses nesting on Prion Island

South Georgia

All photographs copyright Paul Gale

We were lucky enough to be able land on Prion Island which is a nesting site for both Wandering Albatross and Giant Petrel. The island was enveloped in a fine mist which later turned into drizzle. While walking up to the tussocks where the albatrosses nest, a South Georgian pipit was very close to the path. I was more keen to get up to photograph the albatrosses. A selection of photographs is set out below.

Wandering Albatross