South Georgia: Seabirds at Sea Sailing East From South Georgia

Cruising away from South Georgia in the subantarctic waters, the ship is accompanied with seabirds for quite a long time – South Georgia is major nesting site for several albatross species and many other seabirds. Gray-headed Albatrosses, Black-browed Albatrosses, Light-mantled Albatrosses followed the ship on our journey east – magnificent birds with massive wingspan and elegant flight behavior. Other species included Southern Giant Petrels, Northern Giant Petrels, Cape Petrels, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, White-chinned Petrels, Soft-plumaged Petrels, Common Diving Petrels, Southern Fulmars, Antarctic and Arctic Terns, and many others.