Friday, May 25, 2007

Life at sea in the Atlantic

One of the best things about being at sea in the Atlantic is that you just never know what might float by as you travel. The pace of life itself tends towards "floating". Here a Potuguese Man-of-war on a glass-flat afternoon just before sunset!

A red-billed tropicbird resting on the ocean just off the shoreline of St. Helena.

Rough-toothed dolphins riding the bow of the National Geographic Endeavour.

A spectacled petrel on the wing at sunrise in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

A yellow-nosed albatross following in the ship's wake off the Tristan da Cunha Island Group.

A juvenile bottlenose dolphin surfing beside the ship as we approach Tristan da Cunha.

The hilariously crested moseleyi rockhopper penguin on Nightingale Island.
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