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Title

Where to Erik?

Description

I had just joined a toothfish longliner as an observer and the ship was heading north from South Georgia towards Shag Rocks. We were not fishing so I was sat on the bridge photographing the many birds that were following us when I noticed that one of the wandering albatross had a tag. I managed to get a few shots of the tagged wanderer, including one of it’s Darvic ring. It turned out to be ‘Erik’, a male wandering albatross that was tagged with an ARGOS transmitter on Bird Island as part of a BBC funded project.

Photographer

Jonathan Ashburner

Location

Shag Rocks, South Atlantic nr South Georgia

Date

2010

Species

Wandering albatross

Entrant in categories

Researchers in action

Camera and lens

Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 IS



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