A Wandering Albatross near Prion Island, South Georgia

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Comments (12)

LichtenHansen on April 22, 2009

Beautiful panorama. Great light and the Wanderer makes it perfect. (I'm an albatross fan).

Greetings from Denmark, Allan Hansen.

kristine hannon on April 22, 2009

Thanks Allan! Albatrosses are the most magnificent birds! We raised about 10.000 dollars for the 'Save the Albatross foundation' by selling my photo Cd's on our vessel. When did you go to Antarctica and on which vessel?

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LichtenHansen on April 22, 2009

I traveled with the Polar Star in 2002/03 and 2007/08 arranged by Cheesemans. We raised $2300 for the Albatrosses on the last trip.

According to this article: http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.asp?id=tcm:9-210822 there might be some hope for saving these fantastic birds from extinction.

kristine hannon on April 22, 2009

That is good news. But the problem mostly concerns the illegal long line fishers. The legal ones might do as much as they can to avoid casualties by fishing at night, using dyed bate or bate that sincks to the bottem more rapidly or other small adjustments. The illegal ones are the big problem. On Prion Island there is an anual decrease of nesting Wanderers of at least 15 % each year.

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kristine hannon on May 14, 2009

South Georgia is indeed a marvelous place and the albatrosses are simply magnificent. Thanks a lot Bruce!

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Paolo Savigni on May 15, 2009

Wow, I love this picture!

kristine hannon on May 15, 2009

Thanks a lot pasavign!

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matsljungberg on November 10, 2010

Nice view with the albatross and the mountains. Like. South Georgia was my favorite place, would like to go back (Polar Quest has a trip going on now, spending 8 days on South Georgia, to consider some other year). Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

Guilherme Belmont on November 11, 2010


RezaSamami on January 27, 2011

Very nice photo...Like...I added you to my favorite list..Best Wishes

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on January 23, 2013
  • Hallo Kristine - Dein eindrucksvolles Foto mit der herrlichen Lichtstimmung gefällt mir besonders gut - LIKE 6 und herzlichen Glückwunsch von Wolfgang aus Deutschland
Anton Trötscher on April 15, 2014

Dear Kristine Hannon! What a great shot of this very cold but oh, so beautiful world this is! Many warm greetings! Anton Trötscher

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 15, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by kristine hannon
    • Taken on 2009/02/10 23:23:47
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 135.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO640
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash