Mar 05, 2018 - National Geographic Orion
As we work our way northwards and westwards towards the Falkland Islands, the air is getting warmer and the weather more settled. Although we have left the Southern Ocean and entered the South Atlantic, the seabird species composition reminds us that we are not far from the frigid waters of Antarctica. Today we had phalanxes of grey petrel, great shearwater, and white-chinned petrel following the ship, as well as wandering and royal albatross (the two largest flying birds on the planet!).